Primary Production Scope
The draft criteria were developed by the SSCI Technical Working Group for Primary Production. The development also involved the Aquaculture Expert Panel, set up as part of the ongoing collaboration between SSCI and GSSI to develop a social compliance benchmark tool for the seafood industry. During the summer 2020, a public consultation on the SSCI At-Sea Operations scope, jointly developed by GSSI and SSCI, took place; the public consultation feedback is now being incorporated.
By joining forces, GSSI and CGF are in a unique position to achieve greater impact within the industry, to avoid duplication of work and to align environmental, social and food safety benchmarks for independent third-party schemes.
As part of our commitment to transparency and open stakeholder engagement throughout the process, we invite all our stakeholders to participate in this public consultation.
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Global Benchmark Tool is made up of 3 parts: a Benchmark Process, the steps a scheme goes through to be recognized by GSSI and a Benchmark Framework showing GSSI essential Components and Supplementary Components. And as a result – a statement of GSSI recognition and a Benchmark Report.
In 2018, GSSI set up landmark collaboration with the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) to jointly address these concerns in the seafood sector. SSCI promotes good social and environmental practices in global supply chains by benchmarking third-party auditing and certification schemes and recognizing robust schemes. Building on the success of the Global Benchmark Tool, the joint benchmark tool will allow the seafood industry to have access to a list of recognized social compliance schemes that operate in the seafood sector.
PP Technical Working Group (TWG) and Aquaculture Review Panel
The Primary Production (PP) Technical Working Group (TWG) has drafted the scope criteria; the Aquaculture Review Panel has proposed by the TWG, and suggested amendments where needed for an adequate application to aquaculture schemes..
Learn more about the members of the TWG and the Panel.