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 weneed to act collaboratively to be able to influence and bringmeaningful change.
An example of this collaboration is the Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force which was formed in July 2014.
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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.