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Lori Bishop.

FishWise Casts a Wider Net for Seafood Ethics

  (UNITED STATES, 2/5/2020)

FishWise has announced new leadership and a USD 934,000 grant from the Walmart  Foundation to advance its work against labor abuses and modern-day slavery in seafood.

Tobias Aguirre, CEO of FishWise stated, “Hiring Lori Bishop demonstrates our deepening commitment to improve human rights issues in seafood. We are excited to have her lead our Social Responsibility Division and guide the important work that lies ahead.”

 Tobias Aguirre.

Lori Bishop brings to her new role over 15 years of leading social change initiatives. Prior to joining FishWise, Bishop created Humanity United’s largest anti-slavery programs, including a groundbreaking initiative to engage corporations, investors and others in a proactive fight against modern slavery. These programs operated across sectors, with a focus on palm oil, gold, and seafood. Through this work – at the intersection of philanthropy, human rights, and sustainable supply chains – Bishop spearheaded prize-winning journalism, the development of due diligence tools, engagement with civil society actors globally, and relationships with Fortune 500 companies.

 

“For several years, FishWise has played a leading role in bringing labor, human rights, and environmental organizations together to build understanding and alignment,” continued Aguirre. “Now, with Lori’s leadership, renewed funding from the Walmart Foundation, and a broad coalition of partners, our organization is committed to achieving an integrated vision for seafood that addresses people, planet, and profit.”

 

RISE offers actionable steps to address labor conditions in supply chains.

 

Human rights issues in seafood have been exposed to the world and people are looking for credible solutions that can be implemented now. Seafood companies throughout supply chains are requesting guidance to go beyond basic legal requirements to more responsible practices. To convert this momentum into action, FishWise, with funding support from the Walmart Foundation, released the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) in March 2019. RISE offers actionable steps to address labor conditions in supply chains and make improvements to protect workersto not just mitigate regulatory and reputational risks but to also define an ethical ceiling.

 

Rebecca Westover.

“Supporting pathways for companies to responsibly source seafood is a crucial component in helping improve labor conditions in the supply chain,” said Rebecca Westover, Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives for Walmart.org. “FishWise has a trusted reputation for fostering leadership within the seafood industry to improve sustainability through its convening power and ability to equip the industry with practical tools. They are well-positioned to help propel the system-wide change needed in this area.”

With this new funding, the Walmart Foundation is supporting FishWise to further develop and refine the RISE platform, grow sector-wide engagement through this valuable tool, and build alignment with other international initiatives.

 

About FishWise

 

FishWise is a non-profit sustainable seafood consultancy based in Santa Cruz, CA. Uniquely positioned between the seafood industry and marine conservation organizations, FishWise offers a range of services that empower businesses and a diverse community of collaborators to lead the transition to a sustainable, ethically responsible seafood industry.

 

About Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE)

 

Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics is a free and open platform that helps companies to evaluate and monitor their seafood supply, make improvements, and share their progress. Implemented by FishWise, RISE was developed with the goal of making the path to social responsibility easier for companies to navigate.

 

About Philanthropy at Walmart

 

Walmart.org represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. By leaning in where its business has unique strengths, Walmart  works to tackle key social issues and collaborate with others to spark long-lasting systemic change. Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Walmart.org is helping people live better by supporting programs that work to accelerate upward job mobility for frontline workers, address hunger and make healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality, and build strong communities where Walmart operates.

 

 

Source: FishWise

 

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