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 the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Indonesia in Jakarta.

This event concluded a one year period of research and stakeholder consultations carried out by Index Initiative with support of the Dutch government, to assess the feasibility of developing a Seafood Stewardship Index. This Index will rank the world’s largest 30 seafood companies on their policies, commitments and performance in delivering sustainable seafood. It will show what seafood companies can do and what they are actually doing to improve responsibility and sustainability in seafood supply chains. It will give credit to companies that show strong performance while it puts pressure on companies that underperform. By highlighting best practices, the Index will stimulate learning and will accelerate the uptake of best practices throughout the industry.

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