Supporting Industry Investment in Healthy Workers and Communities
Session lead: Herman Wisse, GSSI & FAO
Panelists: Peter Hajipieris, Regal Springs Group; Adriana Sanchez, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts; Audun Lem, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) has grown to be one of the biggest global public-private partnerships in the seafood sector in just seven years. GSSI’s partnership aligns global efforts and resources to address seafood sustainability challenges. The wide application of GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool for seafood certification schemes proves that GSSI’s tools and sector engagement strategies deliver successful solutions underpinned by internationally accepted codes and guidelines. Speakers in this session share how GSSI’s core principles are now applied in the social arena through the development of a seafood-specific social benchmark tool and the Seafood MAP program.
This session reviews:
- GSSI’s three core principles of delivering clarity, confidence and choice in the broad range of sustainability solutions available for industry and governments alike;
- GSSI’s partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and its member states, to champion internationally agreed guidelines and instruments;
- Current efforts to address social issues in the seafood sector and to drive sector-wide learning and improvement together with communities, industry, market and governments.
This presentation was a part of the Seafood2030 Virtual Sustainability Forum | Aligning Industry and Government Sustainability Efforts, which took place from 9-10 September 2020. For more information on Seafood2030 and/or to access additional program content, visit SeafoodSource.com/Seafood2030.