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Working group urges Thailand to address labor abuses in wake of GSP suspension

In the wake of the US government suspending billions of dollars in trade preferences for Thailand due to worker rights issues, organizations participating in the Seafood Working Group released a statement on Human Rights Day strongly urging the Thai government to undertake the necessary reforms ...

Blockchain technology to protect Thai aquaculture sector workers

Diginex, a global blockchain solutions company, has signed a long-term agreement with Verifik8, a data intelligence and analytics provider for agribusiness suppliers, to help protect workers in the aquaculture sector in Thailand from exploitation by utilizing blockchain technology.Keep reading ...

Reuters commends Thai Union for ethical recruitment

Thai Union Group has been highly commended for its work on ethical recruitment and migrants’ rights by Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the news service, as well as judges in the Stop Slavery Award during the annual human rights forum Trust Conference in ...

Thailand first Asian country signing protocol to prevent forced labor

Thailand’s ratification of an international protocol to prevent and eliminate force labor reflects Thailand’s intention to improve labor standards, the country’s government said.The protocol, which was signed by a representative of the Thai government on June 4 in Geneva, Switzerland, will enter into force on ...

WWF looks to Asian tuna sector in ‘third wave’ global sustainability drive

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is looking to encourage large Asian tuna fleets into fishery improvement projects (FIPs), after already getting 20% of the global catch engaged in its latest sustainability drive.Keep reading ...

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Thai Union making ‘substantial progress’ on Greenpeace commitment

Thai Union Group has made “substantial, positive progress” on its commitment with Greenpeace to improve sustainability in fisheries and worker livelihoods through building on its SeaChange initiative.After reaching an agreement with Greenpeace in July, 2017, progress has been made implementing measures that tackle illegal fishing ...

Thai Union says $90m investment in sustainable tuna paying off

Thai Union Group has released its first annual “tuna commitment progress report”, to provide a public update on its strategy to ensure 100% of the company’s branded tuna is sustainably sourced — with a target of achieving a minimum of 75% by 2020.Keep reading ...

Environmental Justice: Thailand has more work to do

The government of Thailand has made progress on addressing illegal fishing and labor-related abuses, but still has a fairly lengthy to-do list to get out from under the “yellow card” placed on it in 2015 by the European Union, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) said ...

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