Sustainability

Sustainable from the inside out.

Inside

At Carlson, we are as committed to the environment as we are to the high quality of our products. Our fish oils are made with the purest, most potent oil sourced from wild-caught fish found in deep, unpolluted waters. We use low-impact fisheries, with ethical practices and sustainable methods. The fish we use to make our products are quickly and easily replenished due to the natural fish lifecycle. And every part of the fish caught for Carlson fish oil is ultimately used for human or animal consumption, so no part of the fish is wasted.

Carlson fish oils are processed in state-of-the-art Norwegian facilities following Norway’s strict controls and regulations. They are purified without chemicals, and a touch of antioxidants are added to preserve freshness and to prevent oxidation. We submit our fish oil products to third-party programs, like the International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) and the International GMO Evaluation and Notification (IGEN), as well as FDA-registered laboratories for additional analysis, including quality assessments to confirm freshness, potency, and purity.

As a whole, Norway’s fishing industry is closely monitored by the Norwegian government to protect the waters and local environment. Carlson and our suppliers also hold Friend of the Sea (FOS) certification. Friend of the Sea is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, whose mission is marine habitat conservation. Known for their strict guidelines and procedures, FOS is a leading international certification project.


Outside

Carlson was a pioneer in the North American fish oil industry, introducing sustainably-sourced omega-3s from Norway in the early 1980s. Since then, it’s been our priority to help preserve the waterways for future generations. Carlson is a leader in the omega-3 fish oil market – and now we’re determined to become leaders in the industry in taking action to protect the environment and our waterways. All Carlson nutritional supplement bottles are recyclable, but we’re going one step further.

Carlson has partnered with GreenPrint’s IMPACT COLLECTIVE to offset our plastic footprint and increase sustainability efforts. IMPACT COLLECTIVE is a group of forward-thinking brands committed to taking immediate and positive environmental action. Together, we are empowered to be responsible stewards of our planet, while providing our customers with the same high-quality products. By participating in certified plastic projects, Carlson has taken another step in our commitment to sustainability.

We are beginning our plastic neutral journey by offsetting the plastic in our omega-3 and children’s products, meaning we are removing proportionate amounts of plastic by weight from our waterways through certified IMPACT COLLECTIVE projects – some of the very waters our products are sourced from. By 2050, it’s estimated there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish (by weight). Through our participation in IMPACT COLLECTIVE, we are working to change this by removing plastic from the areas most affected.

 

Coming soon…
Look for the Reduced Plastic IMPACT seal on Carlson omega-3 and children’s products.


Packaging for the Planet

Carlson Super Daily® D3 products are boxed in Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified packaging. SFI is a non-profit organization that was created to promote responsible forest management and to ensure that tree-based products were grown and harvested in sustainable ways. SFI guidelines include requirements to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and at-risk species. To be certified, forest operations must undergo independent audits by accredited certification bodies. SFI is committed to continuously advancing sustainable forest management.