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9.1 Public Policy on Social and Labor Standards

Initially Adopted

  • October 28, 2020

Gear Type(s)

All Gear Types

1. Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall develop and publish a public social and labor standards policy and/or sourcing policy that applies to it and its supply chain, including production facilities and fishing and supply vessels, that addresses, at a minimum, the following categories:

  1. Forced labor
  2. Child labor
  3. Freedom of association
  4. Wages, benefits and employment contracts
  5. Working hours
  6. Health and safety
  7. Discrimination, harassment and abuse
  8. Grievance mechanisms

2. For the purposes of this measure a policy is “public” if it is published on the company’s website or is otherwise available to the general public.