COLLABORATE

Accelerate and expand impact through collaboration

Elevate your vision and catalyze change at scale by collaborating across supply chains and sourcing regions.
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ACTION

01

Engage in diverse, collaborative efforts to accelerate and scale improvements

Participate in pre-competitive collaborations

  • Join pre-competitive collaborations and other initiatives that support social responsibility improvements.

Engage with stakeholders

  • Engage various stakeholders in improvements, including standard-setting bodies, international agencies, NGOs, civil society organizations, trade unions, and other groups.
    • Consider a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between employers and trade unions or other employee representatives.
      • Examples include the ACT on Living Wages MOU signed by the global union IndustriALL and member companies to establish collective agreements addressing wage-fixing in the garment industry.

ACTION

02

Advocate with governments and other regulatory bodies

Promote regulations

Support government initiatives

  • Support government initiatives and international agreements that promote best practices for social responsibility in global supply chains through advocacy letters, meetings, and other forms of engagement.
    • The Community includes information about pre-competitive collaborations and multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Optimize Your Company's Path

Discover how companies can apply the RISE Roadmap to improve their social responsibility practices.

Retailers/Brands

  • Work with pre-competitive and collaborative initiatives that align multiple companies’ seafood goals and improve supply chain practices.
  • Engage with governments to promote the adoption of regulations, conventions, and other legal frameworks that protect human and labor rights.
  • Partner with organizations supporting and advocating for labor rights, ensuring that workers’ voices are centered in policy-making, advocacy, and other decision-making.

Suppliers

  • Undertake collective advocacy with other suppliers to strengthen leverage and engagement with governments to promote the adoption of regulations, conventions, and other legal frameworks that protect human and labor rights.
  • Partner with organizations supporting and advocating for labor rights, ensuring that workers’ voices are centered in policy-making, advocacy, and other decision-making.
    • Support civil society organizations that protect and advocate for seafood workers’ rights at local and international levels (see RISE Community).

Processors

  • Partner with and support civil society organizations that protect and advocate for workers’ rights in seafood and other seasonal jobs that may share a workforce.
  • Explore the RISE Community to learn about local civil society organizations working on improvements in your company’s regions of interest.

Producers

  • Partner with and support civil society organizations that protect and advocate for workers’ rights in seafood and other seasonal jobs that may share a workforce.
  • Explore the RISE Community to learn about local civil society organizations working on improvements in your company’s regions of interest.

Build the Foundation

Responsible Recruitment

Worker Engagement

  • Advocate for all seafood workers’ right to collectively bargain and freely associate, regardless of immigration status. 
  • Support the legal right of workers and civil society organizations to report on and make claims of workplace abuse without fear of retribution.
  • Establish dialogue and build trust with trade unions, workers networks, and local communities.

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