1 Responsible Sourcing of Seafood - Thailand Action plan 2015- 2016 . Chapter 1 Background Focus Country: Thailand Vision Ingredients: Seafood Be an industry leader in determining where the Sustainability pillar: Labour conditions of sea based workers Seafood is coming from & demand it is Sourced Supply chain tier: Fishing vessels Responsibly. Convention ILO Conventions No. 29, 105, 182, 138, 111, 181, 87 and 98 Mission Nestle Nestle Supplier Code Through our partnerships with key parties, trace Policies Nestl Commitment on the Responsible Use of Materials from Agricultural our upstream Seafood supply chains, monitor Origin recruitment and labor conditions on fishing vessels Nestle Responsible Sourcing Guideline and implement practices as necessary to meet our Nestle policy goals. Objectives: Key Parties Operate management systems enabling upstream supply chain transparency Seafood suppliers. back to origins, VERITE Ltd. Deploy monitoring & remediation systems for good labor standards on fishing Achilles Ltd.
2 Vessels. Context: Several media outlets have published articles reporting alleged labour and human rights abuses in Thailand 's Seafood supply chain Chapter 2 Pre Requisites Achieved 2014 2015. What With whom When Supply Chain Mapping: identification of Sourcing regions and locations defined as potential origins, including Achilles Ltd. December 2014. aquaculture farms, fish markets, ports and fishing vessels Screening of potential partner for assessment of locations Humanity United February 2015. identified, partnership with VERITE VERITE Ltd. Assessment of practices by VERITE in locations identified Achilles Ltd. April to July 2015. VERITE Ltd. Reporting (see Chapter 3 for summary) of VERITE &. VERITE Ltd. August 2015. further engagement with suppliers VERITE and Nestle review of some of the management systems put in place by suppliers and creation of 2015- VERITE Ltd. September 2015. 2016 Action plan Responsible Sourcing of Seafood - Thailand Action plan 2015- 2016 .
3 Chapter 3 Summary of VERITE Assessment findings regarding general practices observed in Thai Seafood industry Unclear work status resulting in vulnerability to denunciation to authorities Trafficking Finding 1. among sea- No (or withholding of) personal identity limiting freedom of movement Finding 2. based workers Incidents of job-seekers trafficked for labor, or sold to boat captains Finding 3. Undocumented migrant workers restricted from accessing external support systems Grievance and grievance mechanisms, due to fear of retaliation, nature of the job, including Finding 4. Mechanism limited time spent on land. No grievance procedures for workers on vessels, in ports, and in markets Finding 5. Cost of work papers, accommodation, supplies, food deducted from wages Finding 6. November 23rd 2015, Copyright Nestec Forced Labor Limited freedom of movement or freedom to quit without penalty Finding 7. and fair and Recruitment-related fees charged to workers, sometimes in the form of salary Typical fishing vessel Finding 8.
4 Equal treatment deductions, constraining ability to quit or risk being fired for complaining Verbal and physical abuse for complaining or for slow work Finding 9 Typical fishing boat for a crew of 12. Hazardous work that has resulted, for some, in severe individual injuries Finding 10 Middle deck is where workers sleep Workplace Poor living conditions (personal care) with limited respect of privacy Finding 11. environment, Use of illegal substances Finding 12. living conditions Poor worker health (because of unbalanced diet) Finding 13. Excessive overtime (16+ hour work days for fishermen) Finding 14. Wages, benefits Wages withheld until end of employment term constraining workers from and working Finding 15. complaining or quitting time Undocumented overtime Finding 16 Crew, on docks once back from Child Labor Teenage and juvenile labor Finding 17 fishing campaign Typical cooking Crew of approx. 30 migrant Continuous work, even while facilities. workers, at dock for 2 days, boat is docked.
5 At sea for most of the month. Responsible Sourcing of Seafood - Thailand Action plan 2015- 2016 . Chapter 4 Action plan Legend: Type: Actions are divided into 3 pillars: Enabler, Implementation, Scale Up. Theme: Actions are divided into 3 pillars: Policy & Education, System & Remediation, Stakeholder outreach & collaboration. Leader: Party enabling or supporting execution of Action plan . Finding Addressed: Refers to Finding identified as part of the VERITE summary. Action is addressing the Findings listed. Type Objective Action Enabler Work closely with suppliers to ensure development and implementation of capacity Theme building programs and business requirements that address human rights and labour System & Based on the current standards and demonstrate compliance on an ongoing basis. Remediation signature of the Nestle At a minimum the supplier shall run a traceability system enabling the identification Leader Supplier Code, of all potential origins (farms, mills, back to fishing vessels) linked with Seafood 1.
6 November 23rd 2015, Copyright Nestec Nestle incorporate new and other ingredients used as part of product recipes. Finding business requirements Additionally that the supplier shall operate a Seafood Responsible Sourcing program Addressed into commercial to ensure that origins identified are continuously assessed and assisted in meeting - relationship. business requirements detailed in the Nestle Responsible Sourcing Guideline. Timeline Industry wide verification method and certification schemes can be recognized as January 31 2016 . st equivalent to a company owned Responsible Sourcing program. Type Objective Action Enabler Ensure a verifiable supply chain traceability system as part of a comprehensive supply Theme chain risk assessment that is aligned with industry partners and stakeholders within the System & Thailand Seafood Industry enabling traceability of Seafood ingredients from fishing vessels Remediation through the complete supply chain to the receiving manufacturing sites and finished products.
7 Leader Seafood Suppliers Enforce traceable supply This management system shall trigger the use of an identification system for assisted by Nestle chains identifying all fishing vessels, based on the Thailand Flagship & registration numbers required by 2. Finding potential sources of law. Addressed origins as part of a Segregation of supply from identified and registered vessels shall be then made - comprehensive supply Timeline chain risk assessment. KPIs to consider: % of volume traceable. March 31st 2016 . Responsible Sourcing of Seafood - Thailand Action plan 2015- 2016 . Type Objective Action Implementation Theme Building on the Marine Catch Purchasing Document, or any other industry recognized best System & Define and practice; create a set of requirements for boat owners and captains. Requirements will: Remediation communicate Be communicated to boat owners ( through contract or visuals), requirements to boat Cover traceability, recruitment practices, fish catching system, living and working Leader owners and/or captains, conditions for boat workers, 3.
8 Seafood suppliers including recruitment Be potentially handed over with an implementation toolkit composed of Employment assisted by VERITE practices and Contract Template and rules, Worker ID cards, template to monitor worker's names, Finding living/working working time, salary, and associated deductions if any. Addressed conditions for boat 1,2,3,7,8,9,14,15 workers. Implementation will be verified by . Timeline KPIs to consider: % of boats coached vs. requirements set. May 31st 2016 . November 23rd 2015, Copyright Nestec Type Objective Action Implementation Based on requirements set , and together with industry partners and stakeholders Theme within the Thailand Seafood Industry, create a training hub to generate awareness and Policy & Education provide education to ensure effective worker protections in priority areas as determined by Verite. This training hub may take the form of a demonstration boat or university . where a training program will be given to electable boat owners/captains.
9 As reward and Leader Implement a training enabler for continuous improvement, program will include a mechanism to apply for 4. Seafood suppliers assisted by Nestle program for boat financial support to speed up the implementation of best practices learned. Finding owners and/or captains. Based on the application to the mechanism for financial support, award financial support Addressed (in the form of sponsoring or micro credit) for worker personal protective and care 2,3,6,10,16 equipment's, boat lodging and cooking facilities etc. Timeline Effective use of financial support will be verified by . September 31st KPIs to consider: Number of trainees vs. number of boat owners/captains. 2016 . Type Objective Action Implementation In cooperation with local authority and industry partners and stakeholders in the Thailand Theme Implement an Seafood Industry, create an awareness raising campaign, addressing at 1st the topics of Policy & Education awareness raising labour standards & health and safety at the workplace.
10 5. Leader campaign on human Campaign to be deployed in locations identified as impactful for migrant workforce &. Seafood suppliers rights and labour linked with regular boat's docking, including the introduction of a grievance mechanism assisted by VERITE conditions, targeting & providing some immediate tangible personal benefits to workers (distribution of free Finding primarily boat workers. personal & safety care Findings, foods, or equipment's such as cap/gloves/sunglasses). Addressed Responsible Sourcing of Seafood - Thailand Action plan 2015- 2016 . 4,5,11,12,13 Campaign will incorporate an anonymous reporting system to identify worst form of labor Timeline conditions to be addressed by the Emergency Response Team (see ). September 31st Highlights of the campaign will be incorporated into . 2016 . KPIs to consider: Number of trainees, number of sessions. Type Objective Action Implementation Theme Identify a 3rd party partner [ MWRN, LPN, Project Issara, to be considered] experienced System & in protecting individuals from the worst form of labour conditions.