The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review

Organisation
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Location
Type
Sector
Report covers nine key voluntary sustainability standards operating at the global level in the capture fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

This is across all sectors. Published in July 2016 this review looks at nine key voluntary sustainability standards operating at the global level in the capture fisheries and aquaculture sectors – and there is a whole section on social criteria. The nine initiatives covered certified 20.8 million metric tons, accounting for approximately 95% of the world’s certified seafood in 2013. The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) project was founded under the auspices of the UNCTAD/IISD Sustainable Commodity Initiative and is implemented by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST).


Significance for seafood businesses: 

This is a review that compares the various standards that apply to the seafood sector to help stakeholders understand the differences between them. Sourcing seafood that is accredited to a standard that has a social component provides reassurance that the seafood you are purchasing has been independently verified concerning social issues.


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