Decent work for
all workers in seafood
supply chains.

The Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics

More than 60 million people work in the seafood industry globally, including on fishing vessels, in processing facilities, and within other onshore activities.

Seafood is often sourced via a complex web of vessels, farms, processing facilities, and distributors, spanning multiple continents. The remote and hazardous nature of much of this work, coupled with a lack of supply chain transparency and the demand for low prices, compound the risks to workers and companies alike. At the same time, demand for responsibly sourced products is growing. Furthermore, governments are paying increased attention to human rights risks in multinational supply chains, resulting in stronger regulations and more consistent enforcement.

The complexity of these interrelated issues requires sophisticated and diverse solutions.

RISE is a free, online resource created by FishWise to help companies navigate these challenges and create the conditions for decent work across the seafood industry. RISE includes:

  • Industry-specific and actionable guidance
  • Relevant tools and resources
  • Access to a community of human and labor rights experts

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The Roadmap

RISE provides actionable guidance to companies using an 8-step roadmap

Get Guidance at Every Level

Roadmap

RISE provides actionable guidance to companies using an 8-step roadmap

is built upon three core foundations:

Responsible Recruitment

Companies ensure that workers are voluntarily recruited into their supply chains through legal and ethical processes, with worker safeguards and transparency built into the hiring process. Workers do not pay fees to secure a job.

Worker Engagement

Companies establish processes to meaningfully engage workers in developing and implementing relevant policies, protocols, and practices. Workers or their representatives are consulted to contribute and verify data in a human rights due diligence process.

Decent Work at Sea

Companies provide at-sea workers access to resources and protections equivalent to those of workers on land, especially given the dangerous and often remote nature of fishing. Seafood products are traceable to the vessel.

Seafood companies that prioritize the three RISE Foundations, alongside ongoing human rights due diligence, will develop stronger social responsibility programs and accelerate progress toward the ILO Decent Work Agenda, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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