Human Rights at Sea publishes North Irish Fisheries human rights audit & response

Author: Human Rights at Sea International, Published on: 28 May 2019

Human Rights at Sea publishes the Anglo North Irish Fish Producers Organisation (ANIFPO) voluntary annual human rights and business audits undertaken by Human Rights at Sea International Ltd (HRASi)...

For three years Human Rights at Sea has been [...] undertaking requested due diligence and advisory roles assisting the sector to drive up standards and accountability of working conditions, and address shortfalls identified in business and human rights audits both onshore and at sea...

The audit results for 2018 and 2019 can now be publicly downloaded and scrutinised as part of a deliberate ongoing policy by ANIFPO to assure increasing transparency in their commercial operations as part of delivering against their corporate social responsibility policy in support of their workers.

In addition, ANIFPO has issued a detailed response addressing the key recommendations and points raised in the audits.

David Hammond, Founder Human Rights at Sea, commented: “The fact that ANIFPO has taken the decision to request independent reviews and be publicly transparent about the audit results [...] demonstrates a professional stance and willingness not to hide from the raised issues, but instead acknowledge and rectify them for the benefit of their fishermen and supply chain following the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”

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