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Pioneers in social sustainability

The APR certification, as the first international certification in the fishing world that includes Social Sustainability as an objective, is being considered by other certification schemes that are developing social certifications for the fishing sector

APR is the first international certification in the fishing world that includes Social Sustainability as its objective

Julio Morón | Director Manager of OPAGAC Tweet

A social policy that fisheries must achieve…

On the one hand, the Global Sustainability Seafood Initiative (GSSI) in collaboration with the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).

On the other hand, Conservation International (CI) is collaborating with Fishery Progress to establish a social policy that fisheries embracing a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) must achieve.

Ships with the AENOR APR certificate are serving as a comparative framework to establish said policy and to establish the minimum required to be compatible with the principles of the ILO Convention No. 188.

Furthermore, AENOR has just signed an agreement with Thai Union (the world’s biggest tuna producer) and Global Seafood Assurances to coordinate the necessary audits for a social certification in the fishing fleet.