This measurement area analyses how stewardship is integrated into seafood companies’ governance structure, strategies and management systems and how companies engage and collaborate with stakeholders to improve stewardship and contribute to sustainability and the SDGs.

Thai Union Group ranks first in governance and management of stewardship practices, followed by BioMar Group, Charoen Pokphand Foods and Nutreco (Skretting). These four companies took the lead by developing detailed sustainability strategies, setting targets across important environmental and social metrics, and reporting progress on an annual basis. Moreover, they demonstrate robust stakeholder engagement and report on how stakeholders’ key concerns and issues are integrated into their corporate strategies. These companies also assign accountability for the sustainability agenda to the highest levels of company governance. While the vast majority of other companies in the benchmark recognise their sustainability responsibilities, the degree to which they disclose information and report on their contributions varies. Only two companies in the benchmark – Shanghai Fisheries General Corporation and Yokohama Reito (Yokorei) – have not explicitly developed a sustainability strategy nor do they publicly disclose relevant information.

Ranking overview

30 companies

Total score out of 5 Governance and management of stewardship practices out of 5 Stewardship of the supply chain out of 5 Ecosystems out of 5 Human rights and working conditions out of 5 Local communities out of 5
1 Thai Union Group
Total score 2.70 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 4.59
Governance and management of stewardship practices 4.59
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.30
Ecosystems 2.55
Human rights and working conditions 1.92
Local communities 2.05
2 BioMar Group
Total score 2.22 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.92
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.92
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.49
Ecosystems 2.53
Human rights and working conditions 0.94
Local communities 0.07
- Charoen Pokphand Foods
Total score 2.32 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.92
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.92
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.92
Ecosystems 1.58
Human rights and working conditions 2.05
Local communities 0.74
4 Nueva Pescanova
Total score 2.04 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.71
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.59
Ecosystems 1.53
Human rights and working conditions 1.66
Local communities 1.95
- Nutreco (Skretting)
Total score 1.86 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.71
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.08
Ecosystems 2.06
Human rights and working conditions 0.78
Local communities 1.59
6 Mowi
Total score 2.42 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.55
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.55
Stewardship of the supply chain 3.02
Ecosystems 2.46
Human rights and working conditions 1.75
Local communities 1.64
7 Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui)
Total score 1.19 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.40
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.40
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.62
Ecosystems 0.83
Human rights and working conditions 0.80
Local communities 0.38
8 Nomad Foods
Total score 1.51 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.30
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.30
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.47
Ecosystems 1.37
Human rights and working conditions 0.72
Local communities 0.25
9 Cargill Aqua Nutrition
Total score 1.87 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.15
Governance and management of stewardship practices 3.15
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.91
Ecosystems 1.63
Human rights and working conditions 1.19
Local communities 1.08
10 FCF Co., LTD.
Total score 1.53 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.65
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.65
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.73
Ecosystems 2.09
Human rights and working conditions 0.46
Local communities 0.70
11 Dongwon Group
Total score 1.17 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.37
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.37
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.88
Ecosystems 1.01
Human rights and working conditions 1.52
Local communities 0.25
12 Austevoll Seafood ASA
Total score 1.70 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.20
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.20
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.80
Ecosystems 2.20
Human rights and working conditions 1.05
Local communities 0.85
13 Parlevliet & Van der Plas
Total score 1.72 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.17
Governance and management of stewardship practices 2.17
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.65
Ecosystems 2.26
Human rights and working conditions 1.19
Local communities 0.85
14 SalMar
Total score 1.50 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.84
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.84
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.70
Ecosystems 2.19
Human rights and working conditions 0.73
Local communities 0.25
15 Kyokuyo
Total score 0.76 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.71
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.37
Ecosystems 0.84
Human rights and working conditions 0.71
Local communities 0.47
- Maruha Nichiro
Total score 0.83 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.71
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.71
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.11
Ecosystems 0.65
Human rights and working conditions 0.78
Local communities 0.13
17 Mitsubishi Corporation
Total score 1.79 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.63
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.63
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.10
Ecosystems 1.70
Human rights and working conditions 1.87
Local communities 1.43
- Royal Greenland
Total score 1.33 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.63
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.63
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.72
Ecosystems 1.20
Human rights and working conditions 1.19
Local communities 1.08
19 High Liner Foods
Total score 0.84 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.54
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.54
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.13
Ecosystems 1.09
Human rights and working conditions 0.23
Local communities 0.13
20 Bumble Bee Foods
Total score 1.27 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.50
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.50
Stewardship of the supply chain 2.04
Ecosystems 1.67
Human rights and working conditions 0.36
Local communities 0.38
21 Labeyrie Fine Foods
Total score 1.36 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.09
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.09
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.61
Ecosystems 2.44
Human rights and working conditions 0.29
Local communities 0.00
22 Marubeni Corporation
Total score 0.87 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.07
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.07
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.83
Ecosystems 0.48
Human rights and working conditions 1.42
Local communities 0.75
23 Tri Marine Group
Total score 1.19 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.00
Governance and management of stewardship practices 1.00
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.05
Ecosystems 2.05
Human rights and working conditions 0.51
Local communities 0.32
24 Cooke
Total score 0.41 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.42
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.42
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.20
Ecosystems 0.64
Human rights and working conditions 0.12
Local communities 0.69
25 Pacific Seafood Group
Total score 0.49 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Stewardship of the supply chain 1.29
Ecosystems 0.46
Human rights and working conditions 0.08
Local communities 0.25
- Red Chamber Group
Total score 0.23 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.55
Ecosystems 0.23
Human rights and working conditions 0.04
Local communities 0.00
- Trident Seafoods
Total score 0.23 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.25
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.20
Ecosystems 0.41
Human rights and working conditions 0.00
Local communities 0.25
28 Shanghai Fisheries Group Co., LTD.
Total score 0.06 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.10
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.10
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.00
Ecosystems 0.14
Human rights and working conditions 0.00
Local communities 0.00
- Wales Group (Sea Value & Sea Wealth)
Total score 0.34 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.10
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.10
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.37
Ecosystems 0.45
Human rights and working conditions 0.40
Local communities 0.00
30 Yokohama Reito (Yokorei)
Total score 0.12 /5
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.00
Governance and management of stewardship practices 0.00
Stewardship of the supply chain 0.27
Ecosystems 0.00
Human rights and working conditions 0.00
Local communities 0.63