Who we are

As the public-private partnership on seafood sustainability with 90+ stakeholders industry-wide, GSSI aligns global efforts and resources to address seafood sustainability challenges. Governed by a Steering Board representing the full seafood value chain, companies, NGOs, governments and international organizations – including the FAO –, GSSI promotes sector-wide collaboration to drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone.


GSSI vision

More sustainable seafood for everyone

GSSI mission

Ensure confidence in the supply and promotion of certified seafood as well as to promote improvement in the seafood certification schemes.


What we do

GSSI operates

the Global Benchmark Tool to provide confidence in certified seafood and promote improvement in certification schemes.

GSSI provides

a global, multi-stakeholder platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange to address sustainability challenges that have an environmental, economic and social impact.

GSSI collaborates

with the Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) to develop a seafood-specific social compliance benchmark.


What makes GSSI unique?

  • GSSI brings together 90+ stakeholders from across the sector, including the FAO, NGOs, policy makers to address global seafood sustainability challenges
  • GSSI creates global alignment in seafood certification and is the one-stop-shop for credible seafood certification schemes.

  • GSSI leveraged industry influence to create a Global Benchmark Tool which operationalizes the FAO Guidelines.
  • GSSI is included in the sourcing policies of the world’s largest retailers and seafood companies, the Tokyo Olympic procurement guidelines and the WEF Tuna Declaration’s environmental pillar.