Join us at Seafood Expo - North America - March 10th, 2024!

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The pressure is building

Governments, the media and NGOs continue to document issues of social and environmental abuse in global shrimp and tuna supply chains. Since 2014, pressure from Governments, the media and NGOs has been unabating. The Seafood Task Force was specifically formed in 2014 to tackle these issues and help restore global market confidence to trade.

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“It’s not common for NGOs to be part of organisations like STF, but what the Task Force does is meaningful and effective – a real example of what works.”

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ESA
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The commercial and reputational consequences for companies not meeting international social and environmental standards can be devastating. Seafood companies are now facing a new wave of legal actions especially in the US and Europe requiring them to engage supply chains differently and exposing unprepared companies to legal liability, investor actions and reputational harm.

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Supply Chain Disruption

US forced labor import ban

Pending EU & US deforestation import bans

Pending EU due diligence requirements

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Finance
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Climate Reporting Duties

EU Sustainability Reporting Directive

Pending US SEC and federal contracting climate reporting requirements

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Marketing being challenged by Greenwashing Litigation

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Governance and risk
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New Duties & ESG Litigation

Growing pressure to clarify board fiduciary duties and climate

Global ESG litigation is on the rise

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Companies trying to mitigate these legal risks want peers to help them find and build:
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Legal repositories to track developments and advise when they become materials, publish best practices

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Resources on the ground to oversee and provide evidence of appropriate practices

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Collaborations to pull key supply chains together and accelerate action

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Clarity in competition law to reduce collaboration risk

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Become a member

Join the growing number of retailers, brands, food service companies and their supply chain partners, working together to achieve better supply chain oversight, continuous improvement and compliance.