SECLG: Social indicators - SECLG ten years on | Seafish

SECLG: Social indicators - SECLG ten years on

Date: 10 July 2024

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Location: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

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We will take a retrospective look over the last ten years, and look forward at supply chain implications of new legislative requirements.

SECLG first met in July 2014, and since then has provided a forum to bring together seafood stakeholders to look at human rights issues in seafood supply chains, explore shared collective solutions and collaborate.

Morning session – SECLG ten years on (July 2014 – July 2024) retrospective

The morning session will look at what has happened in the last ten years. This will cover the impact of investigative journalism and NGO reports on business and consumer behaviour, and how it has influenced calls to Governments. It will look at the time, effort and money that has been spent addressing this over the last ten years, and look at how the picture has changed.

Afternoon session – The legislative framework - what is coming, and what this could mean

The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) has now been adopted by the EU, and is now ready to be transposed into national law. This will raise the bar for responsible business at an international level. In-scope companies will be required to conduct due diligence to avoid adverse environmental and human rights impacts, and will be held to account when adverse impacts are caused. Current voluntary due diligence frameworks are being translated into hard law at EU and national levels, and on a global level there is the same movement towards mandatory due diligence requirements. The afternoon session will look ahead at how industry adopts this new legislation and works with Government to close loopholes in labour protection and regulation.

Event Programme

10.30 am - 12.30 pm
SECLG ten years on (July 2014 – July 2024) retrospective
Setting the scene.
  • Andy Hickman, Sainsburys.
Different perspectives
  • Kaleem Luthra, Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
  • Chris Williams, International Transport and Workers Federation (ITF).
  • Katharine Bryant, Walk Free/Global Slavery Index.
  • Mia Tucker, Issara Institute
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
The legislative framework - what is coming, and what this could mean
Understanding the CSDDD: Implications for the seafood industry.
  • Ana Maria Uribe and Rebecca Damm, Human Level.
Human rights, social equity and sustainability in seafood 10 years on: Where do we go from here?
  • Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen, Independent Social Development Consultant.
The role of certification – How standards have evolved over the last ten years? What next?
  • Clare Stevens, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).
  • Dan Lee, Global Seafood Alliance (GSA).
  • Libby Woodhatch, MarinTrust.
  • Alexandre Garcia-Devis Flore, GlobalG.A.P.
  • David Hammond, Human Rights at Sea International.
15.30
Meeting ends

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