Consumer Goods Forum & Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative to develop benchmark & recognition tool for social compliance in seafood sector

Author: The Consumer Goods Forum & The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, Published on: 18 May 2018

"GSSI and the CGF join forces on a benchmark and recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector", 17 May 2018

...The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) announced their collaboration to provide a benchmark and recognition tool for social compliance schemes in the seafood sector...

GSSI and SSCI will have a more meaningful impact within the industry by joining forces, avoiding duplication by building on existing efforts and aligning market expectations towards third-party auditing and certification programmes... [T]he two organisations will develop a social compliance benchmark that takes into account the specificities of the seafood sector and the special nature of work in food harvesting, will be underpinned by ILO Conventions and Recommendations and UN Guiding Principles, and is aligned with the CGF’s Priority Industry Principles on Forced Labour...

Dr. Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainability, Thai Union said, "The development of this benchmark will help safeguard the well-being of the 56 million people directly employed in fisheries and aquaculture.”

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