Morrisons response re FT investigation into exploitation of migrants in UK fishing industry via "transit visas"
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited all five companies to:
- Respond to the report’s findings and workers’ allegations of abusive working conditions;
- Disclose the steps it has taken to investigate and remedy workers for the abuse reported; and,
- Disclose any human rights due diligence it undertakes prior to entering into contracts with suppliers and when monitoring working conditions at suppliers.
Morrisons provided the following response:
Morrisons is an active member of the Seafood Ethics Action (SEA) Alliance, and consider collective action in collaboration with all affected stakeholders and support agencies to be the most effective way to make progress, both on the allegations covered in the FT article and risks in the wider UK fishing industry.
Our approach and response to your request for information is supported by the statement below.
The statement from SEA Alliance referred to by Morrisons is available in full here.