Tuesday, October 13, 2015

13/10/2015: GSSI: Partners commit to support all GSSI-recognised certification schemes

On 8 October 2015 the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) launched its Global Benchmark Tool for seafood certification schemes. 

GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool is the first collective and non-competitive approach, which provides clarity on seafood certification worldwide. This milestone has now been achieved thanks to the strong support and commitment of partner companies, NGOs, experts, governmental organisations and FAO.

GSSI will publicly recognise seafood certification schemes that meet GSSI Components grounded in the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the FAO Guidelines for seafood certification and ecolabelling. GSSI’s Tool also outlines the status of existing practices in seafood certification. This will help to make purchasing decisions more efficient by offering greater choice and driving down costs, while promoting environmental sustainability.


As strong supporters of GSSI, the above retailers, brand manufacturers, traders and food service companies commit to include the outcomes of the GSSI Benchmark Tool in their daily operations by recognising all GSSI recognised certification schemes as acceptable when sourcing certified seafood.
GSSI encourages companies across the seafood sector worldwide to join their commitment.

GSSI is a global platform and partnership of seafood companies, NGOs, experts, governmental and intergovernmental organisations. You can read more about it HERE.

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