Category Archives: Seafood

Measuring the world’s 30 most influential seafood companies

The Seafood Stewardship Index demonstrates how the world’s 30 most influential seafood companies are contributing to the sustainable management of our oceans, as well as how they help ensure responsible social practices are implemented across their supply chain. Three billion people rely on seafood as an essential part of their diet. Providing this nutritious food […]

Setting a new seafood standard

Bas Geerts, lead Seafood Stewardship Index, discusses his plans to assess and publish the sustainability scores of the world’s largest seafood companies with Rob Fletchers from The Fish Site. “I believe that transparency is important in supporting companies to fast-track their sustainability efforts. Making international supply chains more transparent is a means to incentivise and […]

First consultation SSI successfully completed

During an 8-weeks’ public consultation we invited stakeholders to reflect on the draft methodology for our Seafood Stewardship Index. As the methodology is a rather ‘technical’ document, we were delighted to see so many external organisations sharing their views on it with us! The methodology, once final, will be used to assess and benchmark the […]

Seafood Stewardship Index – Methodology report

From 22 October to 17 December 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) held an 8-week public consultation on the draft methodology for its Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI). All interested stakeholders were invited to review and share with us their feedback on this draft. This consultation was part of WBA’s continuous stakeholder engagement process and builds […]

Seafood Stewardship Index: Tokyo Roundtable Report

On 22 February 2018, Index Initiative (one of WBA’s founding partners) organised its second Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI) roundtable in Tokyo, Japan, to engage stakeholders in the development of the SSI and to present the draft methodology outline. Participants were invited to actively provide feedback, share insights and expectations for the further development of the […]

Seafood Stewardship Index: Feasibility Study

This “Seafood Stewardship Index” feasibility study focuses on the role of leading seafood companies in promoting stewardship of natural resources and production chains. Seafood companies have an important role in enabling the transition to a more sustainable seafood production system, so there is a strong case for developing this index. Improving this can directly contribute […]

First Roundtable Seafood Stewardship Index

On December 13 and 14, 2016 Index Initiative (one of WBA’s founding partners) organized the first Seafood Stewardship Index roundtable in Jakarta to consult stakeholders on input for the methodology of the Index. Representatives of international seafood companies, non-governmental organizations(NGOs), governments, academic institutions and independent experts participated in this roundtable. The event was co-hosted by […]