With large-scale sustainability certification efforts already underway, the Seafood Task Force is focusing its efforts on tackling underlying issues on the ground that impact the working, social and environmental conditions in the seafood sector not easily touched by traditional certification.
To this end, and to avoid duplicative effort, the STF Board has formally agreed to recognize equivalency of any scheme that has qualified, submitted and been successfully approved by the SSCI under its At Sea Operations Framework.
Our annual programme is enabling its members to:
- Go deeper
- Cover more of the supply chain
- Include small-scale actors helping them reach international markets at lower cost
- Support members with long-term remediation and sustainability programmes
- Build and maintain responsible practices through capacity building
- Support members by analysing root causes and working toward continuous improvement and long- term remediation
- Address emerging industry issues together
- Create practical and pragmatic tools whilst maintaining high level of sustainability
- Support governments for policy / legislation change
STF ANNUAL OVERSIGHT AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
Our robust methodology uses the Seafood Task Force © 4 C’s model.
The STF 4C's model is designed to streamline processes, reduce cost and improve efficacy for all. Our programme is helping members move faster and further to end human rights abuses, habitat conversion and overfishing.
Precompetitive Global Platform
Working together precompetitively to agree best-in-class standards and oversight programmes with External Stakeholder Advisory Guidance.
Time-Bound Action Plans
Commit to Membership Agreement and follow STF standards or equivalent. Provide annual supply chain mapping, risk assessment and traceability self declarations.
Secure, third party centralized database to help manage aggregated data, identify trends and gaps. Companies share best practices together allowing members to spend more time fixing problems from root cause analysis
Risk Mitigation and Positive Change
Tools and guidance to support improvement on issues of process, regulations, policy, capacities and government reform.
Our action is data-driven:
Year-on-year we set milestones and measure our progress against 10 of the most challenging issues in supply chain oversight, summarized in our annual 10 Point Plan.
Our members commit to remedial action:
We ask members to actively contribute to the goals and the work of the Task Force by partaking in cross specialist working groups to help address certain complex challenges of supply chain oversight and improvement.