Fisher boat on open sea
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March 2020

ALDI signs open letter on preserving Thailand’s Fishery Reforms

The ALDI SOUTH Group has signed an open letter to the Royal Thai government, which supports its efforts to reform and rectify its fishery legislation to protect marine environment and workers from exploitation. The letter also urges the government to continue its efforts towards a more sustainable fishing sector.

By signing this letter, we demonstrated our commitment to improve working conditions for workers in our fish and seafood supply chains and to help protect the environment in Thailand. We support the Royal Thai Government to continue the path of reform and work constructively with national actors to achieve a transition towards an ethical and sustainable fishing sector.

We believe that a collaborative approach between the government, seafood suppliers and civil society organisations is the best way to ensure that these reforms continue, progress and be implemented efficiently.

As an international company with global supply chains, we are aware of our responsibility to respect human rights and the environment. We have an important role to play in working collaboratively with our business partners and other external parties to prevent and mitigate the adverse impact our business. Our goal is to source all our fish and seafood products from responsibly managed fisheries and farms.

Further information can be found here: Ethical Trade Initiative.


 

Sustainable Development Goals

8 Decent work and economic growth 12 Responsible consumption and production 14 Life below water