Third party certification ensures that we adopt
the same standards consistently throughout our supply chains.
All of the schemes that we recognise adopt multi-stakeholder
participation in their standard development and we grasp this
opportunity to inform their development having been vice-chair of
the GlobalG.A.P Aquaculture Technical Committee and members of the
Aquaculture Stewardship Council marine ingredients working group
and IFFO standard technical committee.
Responsibility in farmed supply chains means that we have to
understand the links involved within them.
For farmed prawns the supply chains may be 14 or 15 stages long,
but recent media coverage of issues on fishing boats who provide
marine ingredients to their feed mills has demonstrated that we
need to act collaboratively to be able to influence and bring
An example of this collaboration is the Shrimp Sustainable
Supply Chain Task Force which was formed in July 2014.
This group is a multi-stakeholder alliance which aims to tackle
forced labour and human trafficking in Thailand’s seafood supply
chain and we have been one of the core group steering this task
force since its inception.