Quoc Viet is extremely proud and honored to have been named a Top 100 brand in the prestigious 2015 Vietnam Gold Star Awards (VSGA).
The VGSA Top 100 brand award is recognition of Vietnam’s most acclaimed products and brands in the international market, awarded annually by the Vietnamese Prime Minister.
The recent awards ceremony was held in Hanoi and attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Speaking at the event Deputy PM Phuc acknowledged the achievements and contributions of business to the country and congratulated the companies that have taken the lead in production, business and international economic integration.
Quoc Viet Vice President Mr Ngo Quoc Tuan says the company is proud to have been honored in the awards and will continue to build on the strength of the Quoc Viet brand, both locally and globally.
On the 4th September 2015 Quoc Viet was proud to be involved in the signing of sustainable production and trade contracts between Quoc Viet and the Doan Ket Shrimp aquaculture cooperative.
Mr. Tuan, Vice President of Quoc Viet, attended the contact signing ceremony held by the Ca Mau Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and WWF – Vietnam.
The signing of this historic agreement is the initial step connecting farmers, producers and consumers together through a responsible and sustainable shrimp supply chain.
Through this farming contract Quoc Viet have committed to supporting small scale shrimp farmers to comply with international standards of social and environmental responsibilities, by purchasing their sustainably produced shrimp.
This in turn provides both stable income for small scale producers and a reliable ongoing supply of sustainable produced shrimp for Quoc Viet to trade to international markets.
‘Quoc Viet Co. Ltd commits to support and invest for the small-scale shrimp farmers in accordance with the farming contract articles for a long-term sustainable cooperation for responsible shrimp production in compliance with the ASC standards and other international standards, which express their socio-environmental responsibilities’, said Mr. Tuan, Vice President of Quoc Viet.
The Doan Ket co-operative of small-scale farmers has a total of 107 hectares of farming area, with a production capacity of approximately 200 tons of raw shrimp per year.
Quoc Viet is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with SNV, a global not for profit development organisation supporting sustainable shrimp production and mangrove conservation.
SNV’s Mangroves and Markets project focuses within the Ca Mau Province of Vietnam to enhance sustainability of the aquaculture sector and improve access to organic certification.
On September 3rd 2015, a ceremony was held to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Quoc Viet, SNV, the Ca Mau Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Dat Mui Forest Management Board (FMB).
Quoc Viet, in conjunction with the other parties, expressed their commitment to joining technical and financial resources to support smallholder shrimp farmers in increasing their capacities and awareness to achieve organic certification.
Quoc Viet Vice President, Mr Ngo Quoc Tuan said that the company will not only pursue efforts to successfully implement the MoU in the coming years, but will work diligently to exceed the agreement in order to achieve greater impacts.
Mr Tuan added that integrated mangrove-shrimp farming is the way forward for a sustainable Vietnamese shrimp industry.
The signing of this agreement marks the beginning of a significant collaboration between diverse stakeholders, working towards a common goal of sustainability and inclusive development within the Ca Mau region.
Quoc Viet was established in 1996, after a twenty year history of shrimp processing, processing and trading in Vietnam. Today, Quoc Viet exports the highest quality products globally.
To support our brand globally we have engaged the services of Ckaos from Melbourne, Australia to help us reposition the Quoc Viet brand for a global market.
Building on the strength of our local brand mark, Ckaos built a strong international logo, which represents our raw and cooked seafood. The logo also subtly embodies a beautiful Vietnamese sunrise…the start of a new day and a new global era for Quoc Viet Seafoods.
Quoc Viet Seafood is investing in the Future!
As one of Vietnam’s leading seafood processors and exporters Quoc Viet is proud to announce the opening of our upgraded processing facilities at our Camau plant.
Creating more than 1,000 new jobs and allowing us to share many more new and exciting products with the world, the construction of these state of the art processing facilities were completed in January 2015.
Investing in the future to produce innovative cooked, raw and value added seafood products for a global market, Quoc Viet is committed to providing the highest quality, ethically sourced seafood. Our new processing plant will allow us to continue to do this more efficiently with first class quality control standards.
Founded in 2010 by WWF and IDH Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent not for profit organisation with global influence.
ASC aims to be the world’s leading certification and labeling program for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC’s primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.
Quoc Viet, was the first farm to enter into assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard for well-managed and responsible farms.
“For us as a family business it is fundamental that our farming systems are operating responsibly with minimal environmental and social impacts. It’s the right thing to do,” said Ngo Quoc Tuan, Vice President, Quoc Viet.
“Our reputation relies on the quality of our product. ASC is globally recognised and has rigorous criteria. With ASC certification we will be able to show to our customers that our farm is managed responsibly and that will have been confirmed through independent audit.”