Three ways you can tell Sainsbury's to drop John West!

Posted by alice.hunter — 31 May 2016 at 5:11pm - Comments
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John West tuna is caught using unsustainable fishing devices

We’ve sent thousands of emails, hundreds of tweets and inundated their Customer Service phone line with calls - but Sainsbury’s still won’t speak out against unsustainable fishing.

They seem to think that if they ignore us we’ll go away - but that’s not going to happen. Tesco and Waitrose have already said they’ll stop selling John West tuna unless they clean up their supply chain - so why won’t Sainsbury’s do the same?

It’s time to up the pressure - and we need your help!

Here are three things you can do:

1. Send an email to Sainsbury’s CEO.

2. Give Sainsbury’s Customer Services a call

3. Visit your local Sainsbury’s store and give the manager this letter.

Back in 2011 John West made a commitment to clean up their fishing practices by 2016 - today, only 2% of their tuna meets that criteria. John West continues to use unsustainable fishing devices threatening endangered sharks, turtles and other marine life.

If the major UK supermarkets refuse to stock this dirty tuna, John West’s business will be under threat, and they’ll have no choice but clean up their practices. That’s why we need Sainsbury’s to follow Waitrose and Tesco and stand up to unsustainable tuna!

Please join us in telling Sainsbury's to drop John West! We'd love to hear how Sainsbury's respond when you contact them so please keep us updated! You can email us at

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