About Nippi

Sustainability

Working with an understanding of nature and our planet’s limited resources, Nippi addresses sustainability issues throughout the whole chain of custody to produce all-natural and eco-friendly fish collagen peptides. We use both farmed and wild-caught fish, taking care to not endanger marine species and to minimize our environmental impact.

All-Natural and Eco-Friendly Products

With a strong focus on delivering market-leading technologies, we are equally passionate about working in harmony with the environment. Nippi extracts collagen peptides from fish scales and skin through a complex and controlled hydrolysis process that leaves no chemical residue. As a result, our bioactive and non-GMO sourcing is the basis for working with nature, while minimizing our environmental impact.

Wild-Caught Fish

The fish scales used in the production of TruMarine Collagen (Premium Select grade) are a wild-harvested extract of a sustainable snapper from the South Pacific Ocean. It is a natural by-product of the seafood industry that would otherwise be discarded and lost.

Seafood companies create fish by-product (e.g. fish skin and scales) when the fish are prepared for human consumption. Production of marine-based food and bioactive ingredients from these by-products is growing in popularity as it helps reduce processing waste, thereby catering to ethical and environmental concerns. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, discards from the world’s fisheries in 2005 exceeded seven million tons, with only 50% of total catch being used for actual human consumption. Following an ocean-friendly fishing policy, Nippi uses species of fish for our Premium Select grade that are not red-rated by the Blue Ocean Institute. Our collagen is extracted from wild-caught sustainable deep-sea fish, including crimson snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus) and saddletail snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus).

According to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, these are widespread and sustainable species in the Indo-Pacific region and are found in abundance in the Indo-West Pacific region from Australia in the south to Japan in the north, and as far west as the eastern coast of Africa.

In 2015, Nippi continued with its commitment to introduce quality and sustainable marine collagen to the global market and was awarded Non-GMO Project verification. The Non-GMO Project Verified seal is North America’s only independent verification for products and shows a high level of commitment to transparency and to changing the overall supply chain. The Non-GMO Project Verified seal indicates that the raw material bearing the seal has gone through a rigorous process that includes traceability and testing of major ingredients at high risk for GMOs throughout the supply chain to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product.

Sustainable Aquaculture

To provide consistent, high-quality and environmentally friendly products, Nippi Collagen extracts fish collagen peptides for our Select and Standard grades using several farmed species that are considered to be the best choice for sustainability by the Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC). The fish are sourced from Thai and Indonesian farms and are raised conforming to quality standards for aquaculture and in environmentally sustainable production systems.

Nippi Collagen requires that our farmed fish partners adhere to stringent Nippi procurement standards and rigorous specification requirements in order to qualify as Nippi suppliers. Our raw materials from our approved strategic partners are certified by the ACC, Best Aquaculture Practices or the British Retail Consortium. These agencies exercise strict quality control over the entire process, from the fishing ground until arriving at manufacturing for processing. In particular, our farmed fish are raised without using any pesticides or growth hormones, resulting in pure and all-natural collagen peptides.