December 1, 2016
Social Responsibility in the Global Seafood Industry: Background and Resources
This white paper aims to serve as a tool for businesses, conservation NGOs, and human rights experts to join forces to improve human and labor rights in the seafood industry. It identifies resources businesses can utilize to plan and implement social responsibility protocols within their supply chains, describes important conventions, legislation, initiatives, and key players that are working to improve industry practice, and outlines several steps that seafood businesses can take to reduce the risk of human rights abuses within their supply chains. This paper contains summaries of social responsibility initiatives as well as contact information that can help companies, NGOs, and other groups working to prevent labor risks connect and collaborate.