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Assent Compliance

Private sector

Assent Compliance is the global leader in supply chain data management, providing companies with SaaS solutions that manage third-party data to protect corporate brands, increase market accessibility, and reduce operational and financial risk. By combining leading-edge technology with extensive supply chain expertise, we deliver solutions to help companies identify and assess risk in their supply chains, and manage their data with increased efficiency. We provide thought leadership on regulatory issues and best practices through our involvement with a variety of industry bodies, associations and organizations. Through our work with the Social Responsibility Alliance, we are helping to create open-source tools that facilitate the collection of responsible sourcing data, and provide the resources and support companies need to create socially responsible supply chains.this is wide test

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Eastern Europe, North America, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe,
Expertise: Government policy, Legal, Other, Policy and commitment creation, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions

Multi-stakeholder initiative

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions connects leading conservation groups from North America, South America, Europe, and Japan that work with businesses throughout the supply chain from fishermen and fish farmers to retailers and restaurants. In 2008, businesses were just getting started with sustainable seafood. That year, the Conservation Alliance released the Common Vision, a roadmap with six steps companies can take to develop and implement sustainable seafood policies. Today, over 80% of the North American and European grocery markets have made commitments to buy and sell sustainable seafood. Interest in sustainable seafood is growing in other parts of the world, including South America and Japan. Sustainability has become the norm in the seafood industry. Now the challenge is ensuring these commitments to environmentally sustainable and socially responsible seafood have as much impact as possible by removing roadblocks and helping fisheries and aquaculture in the developing world get on a path toward sustainability. Conservation Alliance members and collaborators work collectively to tackle challenges that are too big for any one organization or business to solve alone. We share expertise and develop tools that help businesses advance their sustainable seafood commitments and fisheries and aquaculture to make improvements. We believe that steady progress on businesses sustainable seafood commitments now will mean healthier oceans can deliver a stable supply of seafood for decades to come.

Region: Eastern Asia, North America, Northern Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation,
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Conservation International

For over 30 years, CI has been protecting nature for the benefit of global humanity. We do this through science, policy and partnerships with countries, communities and companies. Our oceans program is committed to sustainable production, ensuring that seafood is environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We have invested significant effort in functioning as a catalyst and convener on social responsibility, driving alignment among organizations that work with businesses, governments, and civil society groups involved in the seafood sector on a shared definition and collective action plan for progress: and developing a strong and diverse community of practice, comprised of environmental and social nonprofit organizations, academic researchers, consultants, and other key experts.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Micronesia, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa,
Expertise: Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supply chain mapping, Worker engagement,
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Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)

CSO/NGO

EJF conducts detailed field-based investigations, coupled with extensive background research to inform high-level advocacy directed at policy makers and key industry stake-holders. In some circumstances, EJF will provide specialist training and support, both to Government and civil society. We work in collaboration with a diverse range of stake-holders.

Region: Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Western Africa, Western Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Certifications, Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Government policy, Grievance, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Other, Policy and commitment creation, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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Fair Trade USA

Certification and/or accreditation body

In 2014, Fair Trade USA launched its Seafood program in an effort to bring the benefits of Fair Trade to fishermen, fish farmers, and seafood processing workers. Through Fair Trade certification and improved market access, the Seafood program aims to build strong communities by ensuring financially stable families, safe working conditions, access to services through community development premium investments, and biologically healthy ecosystems. Fair Trade’s standards use a step-wise approach that requires improvement of social, economic, and environmental conditions over time, benefiting both communities and the natural ecosystems upon which they depend.

Region: Central America, North America, Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia,
Expertise: Certifications, Equity and equality, Freedom of association, Grievance, Recruitment, Social audits, Worker engagement,
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FishWise

FishWise promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry, supporting sustainability through environmentally and socially responsible business practices. For more than fifteen years, FishWise has worked closely with the seafood industry to foster leadership in sustainability. We believe that the seafood industry not only has serious impacts on the health of oceans and the welfare of its workers, but also the potential to make an enormous contribution to the health of our planet and its inhabitants. FishWise works by advancing private sector leadership, building multi-stakeholder collaboration, and producing research and knowledge. ADVANCING PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERSHIP: FishWise partners with the seafood industry to achieve some of the most ambitious responsible seafood commitments. Currently this includes partnerships with large national and regional retailers, along with independent grocery stores and mid-supply chain and producer companies. As a growing but still nimble organization, FishWise is selective in the projects it takes on, in order to maximize its capacity and ability to deliver results. BUILDING COLLABORATION AND KNOWLEDGE: FishWise sparks learning and innovation by convening government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to create new strategies for improving traceability and combating human rights abuses in seafood supply chains. We are a go-to resource for best practices, tools, and approaches recommended by diverse experts in the field. With marine and social scientists and data analysts on staff, and through strategic academic affiliations, FishWise translates leading-edge scientific information into pragmatic recommendations for a range of seafood stakeholders.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Certifications, Freedom of association, Government policy, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training,
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Fortify Rights

CSO/NGO

Fortify Rights supports human rights defenders and affected communities by investigating human rights violations and engaging people with power on solutions. Our work is focused on bringing laws and practices in line with human rights standards to ensure human rights for all.

Region: Southeast Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Research,
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GLOBALG.A.P.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard operates under a third party accredited certification system worldwide. All stages of production must be certified: feed, seedlings, farming and post-harvest activities. The main pillars for responsible sourcing are covered: food safety (only standard recognized for food safety at farm level): environment and biodiversity, animal welfare, occupational health & safety and workerså« welfare. This last aspect is verified through the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practices – GRASP. It serves as an initial evaluation of the social performance and may avoid unnecessary social audits – which brings high costs of certification. It covers everyone on the farm: permanent employees and seasonal workers. Main core areas include worker representation: fair and regular wages: no child labor: schooling for all children living on the farm: no discrimination. The outcome is transparently available to the market participants.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Central America, North America, Northern Europe, Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Europe, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications,
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Human Rights at Sea

CSO/NGO

Human Rights at Sea’s mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused. We promote human rights (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations) for seafarers, fishermen and others involved in working at sea throughout the world by all or any of the following means: 1. Increasing global awareness of the explicit requirement for protection of, respect for and provision of effective remedies for human rights abuses at sea through international advocacy, the publishing of case studies and where applicable, the provision of teaching materials. 2. Contributing to the international development of effective, enforceable and accountable remedies for human rights abuses at sea. 3. Investigating and monitoring abuses of Human Rights at Sea. 4. Developing the 2011 UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment.5. Commenting on and supporting proposed national and international human rights legislation, policies and best practice, where applicable. Human Rights at Sea has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2014.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Education, Government policy, Human rights at sea, investigation, Lobbying, Maritime human rights,
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Human Rights at Sea International

CSO/NGO

Human Rights at Sea International Limited (HRASi) is a registered trading subsidiary of the independent maritime charity Human Rights at Sea. It provides discreet consulting services to the global community on maritime human rights issues and 20% of all of our fees go to support our parent charity. HRASi services include Social Licence to Operate design, implementation and maintenance services.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Government policy, Policy and commitment creation, Research, Social audits,
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Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

CSO/NGO

IHRB are an international think tank who work to improve and support business and government engagement with international standards relating to business and human rights. We have a dedicated programme on Migrant Workers and have produced a number of tools for business including the Dhaka Principles for Migration With Dignity which are used and referenced by many stakeholders globally. We have a particular focus on Responsible Recruitment and in particular the payment by many migrant workers of recruitment fees to secure employment abroad – these payments often leaving them in situations of debt bondage (an indicator of forced labour). Instead we promote The Employer Pays Principle – No worker should pay for a job. The costs of recruitment should be borne not by the worker but by the employer. IHRB also have experience across a range of other issues affecting workers and businesses.

Region: Eastern Asia, North America, Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Other, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Research, Supplier code of conduct,
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International Migration Initiative

The International Migration Initiative works to improve protections for refugees and vulnerable migrants, to tackle the exploitation of migrant workers, and to build stronger ties between host communities and newcomers. In support of these goals, we make grants, build partnerships, and pursue advocacy with policymakers. We work with a wide range of actors around the world, including civil society groups, national and local governments, international organizations, faith groups, and the private sector.

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International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF)

CSO/NGO

IPNLF is a UK-registered charity with a mission to support the sustainable and equitable development of small-scale artisanal tuna fisheries around the world. Our work advances key principles of sustainable fisheries, including: protecting ecosystems: applying equitable, science-based fisheries management: driving fishery improvements: and securing the social and economic rights of fishery stakeholders. IPNLF has a deep knowledge and strong history of working to improve small-scale artisanal tuna fisheries to increase market access and other benefits. IPNLF has a global membership of supply chain actors including fishing associations, producers, importers, and retail chains. Members contribute to IPNLF’s mission by supporting and implementing fishery improvements, building markets and demand for environmentally and socially responsible tuna, and advocating for policies and practices that support the fisheries. IPNLF uses an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach with guidance from our Board of Trustees, Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and Markets Advisory Group (MAG). The STAC helps govern IPNLF’s work and comprises respected and experienced professionals and academics, specializing in fisheries research, development and management. The MAG advises IPNLF on championing one-by-one tuna supply chains to reflect and address market realities i.e. securing raw supply, quality, management, traceability, and food safety.

Region: Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, North America, Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Certifications, Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Government policy, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Research, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training,
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International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

Trade union or worker organization

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is an international federation of transport workers’ trade unions with more than 20,000,000 million members in all transport sectors, which among the others represents fishers working at sea and on land, as part of the supply chain. The ITF is campaigning to protect and secure decent human and labour rights of the fishers worldwide in the world’s Fishing is the world’s most dangerous industry, mixed up with human trafficking, piracy, child labour, modern slavery and even murder. Effective regulation is vital. The ITF works with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other relevant international organisation to address the plight of fishers on a global level. The ITF is actively involved in: – Promotion of ratification and implementation of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention No188,2007 which provide the minimum standards regarding employment of fishers: – Fighting to stop the abuse of fishers and fishworkers: – Combating social dumping: – Prevent and eliminate human trafficking in fishing: – Combating IUU fishing which is major threat to people and fisheries.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Equity and equality, Freedom of association, Government policy, Grievance, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Remedy, Research, Traceability, Worker engagement,
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International Union of Food and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

Trade union or worker organization

The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) is an international federation of trade unions representing workers employed, among other sectors, in aquaculture, fish and seafood growing and processing. The IUF is composed of 421 affiliated trade unions in 128 countries representing over 10 million workers. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland. From its founding in 1920, international labour solidarity has been the IUFå«s guiding principle. This principle is implemented through: building solidarity at every stage of the food chain, international organizing within transnational companies (TNCs) global action to defend human, democratic, and trade union rights.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Freedom of association, Grievance, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Supply chain mapping, Worker engagement,
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Labor Safe Screen (Sustainability Incubator)

Private sector

The Labor Safe Screen is designed to help seafood companies identify and reduce the risk of slavery in their supply chains. It is a 5-part framework for seafood buyers, sellers and traders to use to reduce risks in work in the seafood sector. It includes supply chain mapping, risk identification based on findings by competent authorities, surveys to collect proof of protective conditions in the workplace, and support for implementing the minimum requirements in international law (code of conduct, universal contract, grievance mechanism, and disclosure of efforts). It includes a tiered approach for screening a large number of products. Combining data from suppliers and workers is a key feature. Users of the Labor Safe Screen manage risks with quantitative scoring and produce positive coverage for their goods and the people making them.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Government policy, Grievance, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN)

CSO/NGO

The Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) is a leading non-government organisation working in Thailand to address issues of human trafficking, migrant rights, and migrant child safeguarding. The organisation has its base in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon, 45 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. LPN has worked with communities in Samut Sakhon and surrounding provinces for over a decade. Priority issues include migrant child issues, child trafficking, forced and bonded child labour and illegal employment of children. To address these issues LPN advocates for the provision of education, fair and equal rights for migrant child and their families, and access to appropriate healthcare and information. Given the acute vulnerability of migrant children in Samut Sakhon, and Thailand as a whole, LPN channels significant amounts of time and resources into promoting migrant child issues and providing care, assistance, and safeguarding services to past, current, and potential victims of exploitation and rights violations.

Region: Southeast Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Freedom of association, Grievance, Legal, Policy and commitment creation, Research, Social audits, Training, Worker engagement,
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Liberty Shared

CSO/NGO

Liberty Shared aims to prevent human trafficking through: strategic research: capture and application of information and data: legal advocacy: technological interventions: and strategic collaborations with NGOs, corporations, and financial institutions. Liberty Shared is using its systemic approach to combat slavery and environmental crimes in the fishing industry. This is done by: using research of industry structure and dynamics and the support of the financial sector: sharing key counter-trafficking data and best practices with strategic partners and industry, and channeling intelligence on slavery activities with the corporate community: championing legal and regulatory developments that obligate industry responses to receipt of new information, and improving the understanding of victim identification and protection: creating slavery education and awareness programs to enact change in all sectors of society: collaboration with database providers in the financial sector to share information relevant to anti-money laundering risk and compliance.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Government policy, Grievance, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Other, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training,
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Naturland associations for organic agriculture

CSO/NGO

Naturland is one of the major international associations for organic agriculture and promotes organic farming worldwide. Currently over 65,000 farmers, bee-keepers, fish farmers and fishers in 58 countries are working according to the Naturland Standards. The Naturland organic agriculture certification program is unique in that, unlike other organic certifications (e.g. the USDA’s National Organic), Naturland has included social responsibility into the standard with equal weight. In November 2006, the Naturland Assembly of Delegates adopted the first Standards for Sustainable Capture Fishery. The Naturland Wildfish certification standards approach sustainability holistically and include ecological, social, and environmental dimensions. Naturland Wildfish Social Responsibility standards include: – respect of basic human rights as listed in UN conventions and ILO conventions and/or recommendations, – freedom to accept or reject employment, -freedom of association and/or access to trade unions, – equal treatment and opportunities, – the complete absence of child labor, – basic health and safety provisions, – employment contracts, – fair wages, – payment in kind, – fair working hours, and – basic coverage for maternity, sickness, and retirement.

Region: Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Freedom of association/collective bargaining, Organic and sustainable production, Risk assessment, Social audits, Traceability, Training,
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NSF International

Certification and/or accreditation body

NSF provides expert product evaluations, laboratory testing, certification, audits/inspections, speciation, consulting and training for the seafood industry. We work with all types of clients including importers, exporters, processors, aquaculture farms/facilities, retailers, restaurants and distributors to help ensure product safety, quality, consistency, transparency and sustainability. Known as the global seafood solution provider, this specialized division of NSF International has a dedicated staff backed by decades of seafood knowledge and hands-on experience. We understand your needs and strive to become a valuable resource by delivering non-biased, factual and logical information for management decisions.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, Northern Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Food and livelihood security, Government policy, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training,
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Organization of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC)

Private sector

The Organization of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC ) is an association of Spanish tuna supplier companies involved in tuna fishing and processing. The association currently encompasses 47 tuna purse seiner vessels operating in the three major Oceans (Atlantic, India and Pacific). They are currently working with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on a Global Tuna fisheries improvement program (FIP ,) in the four tuna RFMOS (ICCAT IOTC, IATTC & WCPFC) for which they are currently seeking Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. OPAGAC also implemented a new UNE standard for responsible tuna fishers which includes social standards drawn from the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 188. These include provisions for guaranteeing minimum wage remuneration, resting hours, medical care, prevention of occupational hazards, and social security of the crews. The right to collective bargaining is also recognized. Vessels that meet these standards and get certified by AENOR against it, are considered as Responsible Fisheries Tuna (APR ). AENOR has also developed the Chain of Custody Regulation, by which, the canning factories that get their Chain of Custody certified, will be able to label their tuna cans with APR AENOR CONFORM logo, that requires that the tuna they label as APR comes from vessels APR certified and are developing a Comprehensive FIP recognized by www.fisheryprogress.org .

Region: Southern Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Worker engagement,
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Plan International Thailand

International organization

Plan International Thailand has been working with communities, civil society and the government to advance children’s rights and gender equality since 1981. Much of Thailand is well developed, however, there are a number of marginalized groups such as children of migrant workers and stateless people who our work is focused on. Our key areas of work include: Gender justice and women’s empowerment: Strengthening the participation and leadership capacity of girls and women so they can make informed decisions about their lives and reach their potential. Children on the move: Ensuring migrant children can exercise their rights to education, health care and protection. Legal status and citizenship: Helping stateless people, particularly girls, to exercise their rights and access services so they can achieve a better quality of life.

Region: Southeast Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Equity and equality, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Research, Training,
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QuizRR

Consultant

QuizRR educates workers on Rights and Responsibilities to increase awareness and enhancing understanding. The training is done by using a touch screen tablet to watch videos and answer questions to get the worker through a quiz game. Fun, engaging and easy to share and see results.

Region: Southeast Asia,
Expertise: Recruitment, Training, Worker engagement,
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SAI Global

SAI Global can help develop a focused seafood safety, social, and sustainability program consistent with your customer, regulatory and CSR goals. We provide a range of standard certification, training, supply chain mapping, FIP measurement and social accountability audit and score card solutions tailored to business needs and supply chain expectations.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Food and livelihood security, Freedom of association/collective bargaining, Government policy, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Other, Remedy, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Sustainability, Traceability, Trainings, Worker engagement,
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SCS Global Services

Consultant

Innovative fishery managers, aquaculture producers, supply chain companies, governments and advocacy groups are leading the global seafood market toward sustainable best practices. SCS Global Services was the first certifier to issue a Marine Stewardship Council certificate in 1999 and performs work focused on social and environmental assessment. We provide a global diversity of clients with consulting and auditing services related to marine capture fisheries (Marine Stewardship Council, Fair Trade USA Capture Fisheries Standard), aquaculture production (Aquaculture Stewardship Council), Chain of Custody and improvement projects. We would be pleased to provide tailored consulting services including risk assessment, second party audits, supply chain mapping, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, or helping you to generate sustainability frameworks, procurement policies or other internal or external reporting tools. Examples of SCS seafood clients and projects can be found here: https://www.scsglobalservices.com/certified-clients/sustainable-seafood-certificates

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Asia, North America, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia,
Expertise: Certifications, Freedom of association, Government policy, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training,
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Seafish Industry Authority (Seafish)

Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB)

The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) set up to improve efficiency and raise standards across the UK seafood industry. Seafish is supporting the seafood industry to help eliminate unethical practices from UK seafood supply chains. This is all about harnessing the commitment of the seafood industry to respect human rights, about assessing and understanding modern slavery risks in the supply chain, acting to deal with identified risks, looking for remedies and solutions, monitoring progress and communicating best practice. Seafish has introduced a number of integrated work areas. These include:
– Establishing the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG) to bring industry and other stakeholders together to collaboratively understand how ethical issues can be addressed across the supply chain.
– Producing 15 profiles identifying social risks in regions supplying the UK market. These profiles were aimed at informing purchasing decisions in seafood businesses.
– Raised industry awareness of ethical issues and supporting seafood businesses to comply with UK Modern Slavery legislation.
– Developed Tools for Ethical Seafood Sourcing (TESS) to signpost stakeholders to resources to help manage and reduce risks associated with labour issues and worker welfare in seafood supply chains.
– Developed and implemented the voluntary Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) certifying high standards of crew welfare and responsible catching practices on fishing vessels.
– Worked with the supply chain to develop the voluntary Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme which includes worker welfare.
– Produced and disseminated briefings to improve knowledge of the issues and inform key stakeholders about the latest initiative.

Region: Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Certifications, Government policy, Grievance, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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Seafood Ethics Action Alliance (SEA Alliance)

Multi-stakeholder initiative

The Seafood Ethics Action Alliance (SEA Alliance) has been established by the seafood industry to provide a platform for collective engagement, to share information on emerging issues, agree best practice solutions, and provide a forum for collective pre-competitive action where it is not better fulfilled by an existing organisation. The SEA Alliance co-ordinates pre-competitive ethics work for the UK seafood industry and addresses key ethical issues in shared supply chains, as identified within the Seafish Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG). It does this via scheduled meetings, information sharing between members, and where necessary, the co-ordination of working groups to implement required actions. Engagement takes into consideration the PAS 1550:2017 Code of Practice on Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients, and the BRC IUU Advisory Note (2015), together with meaningful implementation of ILO 188 and other appropriate instruments. The group is predominantly made up of seafood retailers, processors and food service representatives in the UK but participation in the alliance is open to any commercial market organisation based in the UK which source seafood nationally or internationally. Participation requires a commitment to positively engage in pre-competitive action, adhering to competition law and to maintain the confidentiality of discussions. Whilst the group is industry led, Seafish provides the secretariat. Advocacy will be conducted by industry federations and associations using the existing infrastructure and experience of the Seafood Industry Alliance, the British Retail Consortium and the British Hospitality Association.

Region: Northern Europe,
Expertise: Risk assessment,
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Seafood Slavery Risk Tool

CSO/NGO

The Seafood Slavery Risk Tool (SSRT) was designed to Inform businesses about the risks of forced labor, human trafficking, and hazardous child labor in fisheries. The Risk Tool’s methodology is being revised to identify the risks of forced labor, human trafficking, and hazardous child labor in seafood systems, including the fishing, farming and processing sectors.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Research, Risk assessment,
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Seafoodmatter (Crew welfare and labor conditions assessments for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Processing)

Consultant

It was founded in 2014 in the Netherlands. Seafoodmatter is an independent international advisory company, specialized in integrated quality management (e.g. ISO 22000, HACCP, BRC, SA8000, BSCI, MSC CoC, ASC farms, etc), tracking & tracing, sustainability, human rights in seafood supply chain management. It has more than 20 years experience now in the Seafood supply chain, Seafoodmatter has been advising large retail companies, tuna fleet, seafood processing suppliers, NGOs and government in application and improvement of responsible sourcing & sustainable matters creating a change that will drive the global seafood supply value chain. It has carried out more than 200 combined assessments and audits of traceability, chain of custody, labour risk assessment, crew welfare in the seafood supply chain in more than 60 countries. It helps companies to set up management system to comply with international market requirements and also with local legislations looking at human rights and working conditions. Guidance like ILOC188, and standard like SA8000 are the base of the assessments.

Region: Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Melanesia, Micronesia, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Polynesia, South America, South-eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Certifications, Grievance, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Remedy, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve safety, quality and sustainability, SGS helps customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. SGS’s independent services add significant value to our customers’ operations and ensure business productivity whilst managing risk. Specific to the field of social accountability, SGS helps customers implement a Code of Conduct, and develop supply chains characterized by transparency and a long-term, systematic approach. This approach includes risk assessments, ongoing compliance assessments, data management and training to ensure that your business partners abide by your company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. Around the world, SGS is improving trust between seafood trading partners. Whether in multi-stakeholder initiatives, or for specific clients and governments, SGS uses the combined resources of its safety, quality and sustainability/responsible business professionals. SGS’s follow-up assignments help close out the violations, and often through training, provide stakeholders with the tools and understanding to meet global and local compliance expectations. Through its Transparency One solution, SGS is helping brands map supply chains, and provide supply chain transparency and traceability. Additional work flows may add blockchain technology to secure the data. In the coming year, we expect to add mobile technology platforms and IoT to deliver information more efficiently and effectively thereby reducing risk.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Government policy, Grievance, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Other, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Remedy, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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SGS-4th

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve safety, quality and sustainability, SGS helps customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. SGS’s independent services add significant value to our customers’ operations and ensure business productivity whilst managing risk. Specific to the field of social accountability, SGS helps customers implement a Code of Conduct, and develop supply chains characterized by transparency and a long-term, systematic approach. This approach includes risk assessments, ongoing compliance assessments, data management and training to ensure that your business partners abide by your company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. Around the world, SGS is improving trust between seafood trading partners. Whether in multi-stakeholder initiatives, or for specific clients and governments, SGS uses the combined resources of its safety, quality and sustainability/responsible business professionals. SGS’s follow-up assignments help close out the violations, and often through training, provide stakeholders with the tools and understanding to meet global and local compliance expectations. Through its Transparency One solution, SGS is helping brands map supply chains, and provide supply chain transparency and traceability. Additional work flows may add blockchain technology to secure the data. In the coming year, we expect to add mobile technology platforms and IoT to deliver information more efficiently and effectively thereby reducing risk completely.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
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Solidarity Center

CSO/NGO

The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization helping workers attain safe and healthy workplaces, family-supporting wages, dignity on the job and greater equity at work and in their community. Allied with the AFL-CIO and working with 400-plus labor unions, NGOs, human rights defenders and community groups, the Solidarity Center assists workers across the globe as, together, they fight discrimination, exploitation and the systems that entrench poverty. It supports programs‰ÛÓe.g., trainings, education campaigns, legal aid, research and transparency initiative‰ÛÓthat help workers understand and exercise their rights, improve their working and living conditions, and build independent unions, including in the fishing and seafood sectors. The Solidarity Center has issued several publications on the fish and seafood sector, including: The Plight of Shrimp-Processing Workers of Southwestern Bangladesh (2012), Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Migrant Fishing Boat Workers in Thailand (2009), and The True Cost of Shrimp (2008).

Region: Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Africa, Western Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Equity and equality, Food and livelihood security, Freedom of association, Legal, Research, Supply chain mapping, Training, Worker engagement,
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STOP THE TRAFFIK Australia Coalition

CSO/NGO

Stop the Traffik Australia Coalition raises awareness of modern slavery, child labour, we work across companies, government, civil society to help create a shared responsibility

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Western Africa,
Expertise: Advocacy, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Training,
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Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is a business-focused NGO working to create information tools and methodology to allow companies to directly engage with seafood suppliers. SFP operates through two main principles: information and improvement. SFP has created a database called FishSource of fisheries and aquaculture areas which contains assessments of sustainability and improvement needs. SFP helps seafood companies engage with fisheries by creating FIPs and AIPs to work together with multi-stakeholder groups for the creation and implementation of improvement plans. SFP is also collaborating with Seafish and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program to create a risk assessment tool for social responsibility in fisheries.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Central America, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Micronesia, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Europe,
Expertise: Government policy, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Research, Risk assessment, Supply chain mapping,
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The International Labour Organization SEA Fisheries Project

Specialized United Nations Agency

The ILO SEA Fisheries Project aims to reduce human trafficking and labour exploitation in fisheries by strengthening coordination and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of existing national and regional level anti-trafficking efforts in South East Asia. Our project aims include coordinating multi-stakeholder action plans, perform in-depth research in order to fill knowledge gaps, measure progress, and enhance overall communication within the regional fisheries industry.

Region: Southeast Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Equity and equality, Freedom of association, Government policy, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Research, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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The Pew Charitable Trusts

CSO/NGO

The Pew Charitable Trusts ending illegal fishing project is working to ensure a sustainable future for our oceans by combatting illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. As unscrupulous operators seek to maximize profits by exploiting fish stocks or loopholes in management they frequently pay little attention to the safety and working conditions for vessel crews. Fortunately, the seafood industry can implement tools that help tackle these issues together. Pew is bringing together stakeholders from governments, authorities, and the seafood industry, to change behaviors and significantly reduce IUU fishing by improving the oversight and knowledge of fishing activities. An element of this includes entry into force of the International Maritime Organization’s Cape Town Agreement (CTA), an international treaty which sets minimum safety standards and inspection criteria for fishing vessels. Harmonized implementation of the CTA, alongside the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Agreement Port State Measures, which aims to prevent illegally caught fish from entering ports, and the International Labour Organization’s Work in Fishing Convention, which establishes the base requirement for decent working and living conditions on board ships, will reap rewards. The seafood industry is in a unique position to help, it can advocate for governments to put such policies in place. By mandating that vessels can be uniquely identified and tracked, catch subject to port controls and transshipment activity monitored, tracking and tracing the people and product in supply chains should be possible. By doing this opportunities for the exploitation of fisheries and fishers will be reduced.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Government policy, Research, Risk assessment, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability,
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Tools for Ethical Seafood Sourcing (TESS)

Multi-stakeholder initiative

Tools for Ethical Seafood Sourcing (TESS) is a web tool that points you to a whole host of useful (and free) resources which can help businesses address social responsibility challenges in their seafood supply chains. TESS launched in March 2017 as a one-stop-resource-shop. It starts with an overview of the social issues impacting on the seafood supply chain. Seafish recognised that with so many different sources of information available on ethical issues, which range from identifying issues through to international standards and on the ground nitiatives working on the issues, it can be challenging for seafood businesses to understand this complex landscape and then decide what they need to do to identify issues and make improvements. This is where TESS can help. TESS charts a straight-forward business improvement cycle. All the featured resources (presented as interactive records) are linked to one of six steps in this cycle which has been designed to help systematically tackle issues in seafood supply chains. All the information is publicly available on external websites, so you are taken to the source of the information. The benefit of TESS is that it brings all these resources together in one place. As well as following the six step approach there is a fully searchable database so that you can find all this information on initiatives, standards and organisations very simply.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, Northern Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Advocacy, Certifications, Government policy, Grievance, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Government

ILAB’s mission is to promote a fair global playing field for workers in the United States and around the world by enforcing trade commitments, strengthening labor standards, and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. The bureau is comprised of three offices: the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, the Office of Trade and Labor Affaris, and the Office of International Relations and Economic Research. For more information about the work of each office, see https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ilab/about-us/mission.

Region: Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, South Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Western Africa, Western Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Freedom of association, Government policy, Legal, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Recruitment, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Training, Worker engagement,
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UL

Auditor

UL’s Responsible Sourcing group is a global leader in advancing sustainable business practices within supply chains, worldwide. We execute our mission through: – Delivering auditing and advisory services that meet the evolving needs of the marketplace – Being a trusted advisor and thought-leader to client and other stakeholders – Advancing UL’s mission of working for a safer world; UL’s Responsible Sourcing group provides auditing and advisory services in six areas of expertise: Social Responsibility and Accountability, Risk Identification and Management, Environmental Responsibility, Brand Protection and Supply Chain Security, Extractives and Raw Materials Sourcing, and Capacity-building and Continuous Improvement. With a global footprint spanning over 120 countries, UL’s Responsible Sourcing group conducts nearly 20,000 audits each year.

Region: Australia and New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle Africa, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Oceania, Polynesia, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southern Europe, Western Africa, Western Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Freedom of association, Grievance, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Remedy, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Supplier code of conduct, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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Ulula

Ulula’s worker voice platform connects businesses to the workers they affect to create a more transparent, accountable and productive supply chains. By leveraging diverse and accessible information communication technology (ICT) to connect businesses with their stakeholders in real-time, companies gather information in real-time directly from stakeholders and enhance social dialogue between the stakeholders.

Workers can interact with the system through voice calls, text message, custom apps, WhatsApp, as well as the web to adapt to local context and needs. The Ulula platform works anywhere in the world, across languages and scripts to ensure stakeholders can easily participate.

Workers submit information anonymously and data is analyzed to provide companies a comprehensive living report on conditions inside factory walls. Not only does this aim to mitigate risk but also ensures complete transparency across the supply chain anywhere in the world to better manage working conditions.

The integrated platform for data collection and content management enables:
– Automated surveys to continuously monitor working conditions and community perception. Source questions from Ulula’s question bank or create custom questions to meet institutional and certification standards,
– Send mass broadcasts for continued engagement of target population,
– Set-up grievance management systems to manage stakeholder feedback and reconcile issues

Using Ulula’s tool, clients and partners can continuously monitor labour conditions, enabling them to address issues proactively and invest in remediation programs. Suppliers benefit from a more engaged workforce, reducing turnover, thereby increasing productivity and demonstrating compliance. Workers are continuously engaged and have the ability to contribute insights and anonymously to raise grievances across the entire supply chain.

Region: Central America, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Middle Africa, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Europe,
Expertise: Certifications, Food and livelihood security, Freedom of association/collective bargaining, Government policy, Grievance, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Other, Recruitment, Research, Risk assessment, Social audits, Traceability, Worker engagement, Worker voice,
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Winrock International

CSO/NGO

In Bangladesh, Winrock works with civil society organizations to build their capacity to raise awareness and advocate for addressing the health risks of fish-drying factories. Winrock also works with CSOs to identify and promote alternative livelihoods and opportunities for vulnerable families and children to reduce the prevalence of child labor in the dried fish sector. In Cambodia, Winrock raises awareness on safe migration and improves livelihoods through resources and training to those who might otherwise be lured into servitude on fishing vessels. Winrock and its partners also work to ensure survivors of trafficking from fishing vessels receive holistic care, reintegration services, and competent legal assistance as they pursue compensation. In Thailand, Winrock has recently partnered with a multi-national corporation to reduce and prevent human trafficking in the Thai fishing sector through: better connectivity at sea, which will enable emergency response and workers’ voice, development of response protocols that are expected to be implemented throughout the industry, as well as promoting ethical labor recruitment practices. Finally, Winrock is engaging the Thai government in order to improve victim identification, assistance and strengthen complaint mechanisms.

Region: Southeast Asia, Southern Asia,
Expertise: Advocacy, Food and livelihood security, Government policy, Multi-stakeholder initiative, Policy and commitment creation, Recruitment, Research, Supply chain mapping, Traceability, Training, Worker engagement,
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