Human Rights at Sea continues to support the development of the RISE platform. We note its increasing functionality as a hub for key information enabling clearer understanding of headline topics supporting welfare, worker voice and social justice improvements within global fisheries supply chains as set against international legal standards.
In working with one of our longest-standing global partners to update their sustainability standard, we used RISE as a resource to build new, social responsibility components being rolled out within the company and to suppliers. The RISE tool offers helpful guidance for companies looking to better integrate social responsibility into their seafood sustainability work.
As an employee-owned company, care and compassion for those who produce products for Hy-Vee are essential to our business strategy. RISE gives clear guidance for this, providing the foundation for our due diligence efforts going forward. RISE also serves as an important resource to guide our suppliers – so we all remain the best partners we can be within the food chain
RISE covers a wide range of recommended actions, which was exactly what we needed when developing the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration Social Responsibility Toolkit. Going beyond commitments, companies now have the guidance they need to improve business operations, implement worker-centered solutions, and build responsible tuna supply chains.
Tackling social issues in the seafood industry requires multi-stakeholder collaboration, including business actors in seafood value chains who can take action by implementing robust due diligence and engaging suppliers in improvements. By translating the wealth of expertise and guidance into practical and actionable tools and roadmaps, RISE is an invaluable resource for the seafood industry to address ethical issues in a structured and step-wise manner.