Marine Stewardship Council — Secure & Efficient Certificate Management
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a non-profit organization and international standard setter dedicated to protecting oceans and conserving fish stocks. It is driving the global market for sustainable fish forward. The MSC develops and manages standards for sustainable fisheries and transparent product traceability. Companies must meet the requirements for both sustainability and transparency to carry the globally recognized blue MSC seal on their products.
MSC’s Initial Challenge
The integrity of its standards and the traceability of all MSC-certified products are paramount to the MSC so that consumers can be sure that the fish their buying has been caught using sustainable methods. The MSC values the transparent management of all certificate holders and their suppliers to ensure this transparency. They set out to simplify the cooperation with certification and assessment bodies. The MSC wanted to make certification data and information on all MSC-certified companies readily available on a public web platform to provide maximum transparency for consumers.
The Solution: a Comprehensive Management System for the MSC
Intact was able to implement customized Intact Platform solutions to meet all of the MSC’s requirements, including:
- A comprehensive certificate and licensee management system
- An online portal for decentralized data administration by certification and assessment bodies
- Clearly mapped supply chains with a quick and easy overview of certificate holders and licensees, and their suppliers
- A public web platform that gives suppliers and consumers access to certificates and current certification data
“Intact helped us deliver the solutions we need, especially as we grow. Not only do we have our audits and fishery assessments in the Intact system, it hosts some of our other core business processes as well”.
With the Intact Platform solutions, the MSC can streamline its licensee management and map complex supplier data, including current certification status. This enables the MSC to guarantee and verify the quality of all MSC-certified products.