an innovative year
We invite you to take a moment and join us in reflecting on the notable highlights and impressive achievements of the past year, as detailed in our latest Annual Report. Hear from GSSI’s newly appointed Co-Chairs and some of GSSI’s dedicated Partners, read about the recent developments of GSSI’s Sustainability Solutions, and see how we are collaboratively working to accelerate the implementation of the UN SDGs.
The GSSI Global Partnership
In 2022 we heard the call from industry to reduce duplicative efforts by improving communication across the sector. We will continue to actively work to align our Partners on a more harmonized approach to tackle sustainability challenges both globally and locally, thereby reducing fragmentation and increasing the efficiency of GSSI’s Partners’ operations.
In-person Partner Visits
The GSSI Global Benchmark Tool
Certification is a well-recognized solution in the seafood sector that helps ensure the maintenance of healthy fish populations, minimal impact on the marine environment, and responsible management practices. The Global Benchmark Tool provides confidence in certified seafood and promotes improvement in seafood certification schemes by recognizing only robust and credible certification schemes.
Recognized Certification Schemes
Seafood is one of the most traded foods in the world, with the sector employing an estimated 260 million people worldwide. Social responsibility and safeguarding workers’ rights is essential for the seafood industry. For this reason, GSSI continues to collaborate with the Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) to ensure the rigor of the seafood-specific criteria for the SSCI Social Benchmark Tool.
Schemes undergoing the SSCI benchmark process
Over 150 influential stakeholders have come together in 2022 to co-design the digital tool and develop the reporting Principles and Practices for Fisheries and Aquaculture – allowing seafood actors to connect over shared goals and be empowered on their journeys of continuous improvement.
Stakeholders involved in co-design
GSSI and the UN SDGs
GSSI works to ensure all organizational efforts are closely aligned with the UN’s efforts to promote the achievement of the SDGs, and to address the challenges facing the world’s ocean resources and the communities that depend on them.