- Humanity United
Humanity United leads and supports efforts to lift up the voices and will of people, ensure good governance and the rule of law, and engage markets and businesses as a force for change.New Report on Forced Labour in Thailand’s Seafood Industry Tracks Progress, Illuminates Pitfalls. 3 December 2019.
Humanity United and The Freedom Fund have released Tracking Progress: Assessing Business Responses to Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in the Thai Seafood Industry. The research, conducted by Praxis Labs, finds that the seafood industry has indeed made some progress. True industry transformation, however, is being undermined by a failure to fundamentally change the business model. In short, decisions are still driven primarily by price, and do not include realistic considerations relating to human rights and environmental sustainability. This is a follow-up to a 2016 report published by Humanity United and the Freedom Fund, and highlights progress made and gaps still remaining, with a particular focus on the private sector and the Seafood Task Force. This new research highlights progress made and gaps still remaining, a few years on, with a particular focus on the private sector and the Seafood Task Force.
Significance for seafood businesses:
Not seafood-specific, but do work in this sector. Useful for awareness as an organisation working to support the industry, and improve governance, safety and welfare within the global seafood industry.
Founding partner of the Freedom Fund with the Legatum Foundation and the Walk Free Foundation.