Who we are

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a public-private partnership working together on a common purpose: turn seafood into a driver for good to preserve oceans for future generations and drive forward more sustainable seafood for everyone.

Through its strong relationship with the FAO, GSSI is uniquely positioned to support its Partners in accelerating the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As one of the largest precompetitive collaborations in the world aligning businesses, NGOs, governments, and international organizations representing the full seafood value chain – the GSSI Global Partnership invites seafood sustainability leaders to join and become part of the solution.

 

GSSI vision

More sustainable seafood for everyone

GSSI mission

Ensure confidence in the supply and promotion of certified seafood as well as promote improvement efforts in seafood sustainability globally.

 

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 over 100 stakeholders from across the sector, including the FAO, NGOs, and 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’s Seafood MAP platform aligns the sector to amplify existing sustainability efforts and tackle challenges that have not been able to be addressed with current tools
  • GSSI is included in the sourcing policies of the world’s largest retailers and seafood companies and the WEF Tuna Declaration’s environmental pillar