As reports of human and labor rights violations in the seafood sector continue, it is important for companies to work towards a vision of sustainable seafood that includes environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Given the complexity of seafood supply chains, companies must work with NGOs, government, and civil society to actively support and uphold human and labor rights globally. By making these improvements, companies also increase brand value with consumers and reduce the risk of negative attention as documented abuses continue to grab headlines.
FISHWISE CAN HELP
We can help navigate the complex and sensitive nature of human rights issues while focusing on solutions for your supply chains.
We can report on industry, government, and civil society efforts, initiatives, and progress to improve social responsibility in supply chains.
We can conduct human rights risk assessments to identify products that are likely to be from high risk countries and supply chains.
We can recommend a due diligence plan to improve human rights within supply chains and identify initial steps for engaging supply chains.
We can conduct a best practice assessment to benchmark company labor and human rights procedures against industry best practices and recommend areas for improvement and engagement.
We can help draft a business/supplier code of conduct and/or supplier expectations document.
Many of these services can occur in conjunction with our traceability services. Please visit our traceability services page for more information.
For more information on human rights in seafood supply chains, please visit our resources page.