Sea Value and its subsidiary
companies (Unicord Public Co., Ltd. and I.S.A. Value Co., Ltd.) have recognized
to do business regarding the Corporate Social Responsibility and environment.
And we also have determined to promote and support the aquatic resources and
ecosystems conservation including doing business regarding ethics, accuracy,
transparent, and respect to human rights and labor practices as recognized by
the international community. The purpose of this Code of Conduct on
International Fisheries is to be a practical guideline for Sea Value Group and
its supply chains to acknowledge and comply with, achieving the sustainability
for present and future generation.
Sea Value Group is member of the Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA) that is
committed to promoting and encouraging its members to operate properly, in
accordance with Royal Ordinance on Fisheries, international laws and
international principles. And also cooperate with relevant international
organizations which recognized in the fishing industry such as the Regional
Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) in order to prevent, deter and eliminate
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing based on the principles as
Collect the academic principles and scientific data postulated by the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Thailand’s Department of
Fisheries, or the European Union (EU), in order to be used in redressing the
management of Thailand’s marine resources.
Operate under the legal framework proposed by FAO or enshrined in the United
Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982) regulations.
All problems concerned in IUU issues shall be implemented in a transparent
manner. All relevant documents must be available for reference and inspection.
Construct cooperation between third countries, as the core of the legal corpus
of the EU’s IUU regulation, in order to redress and enhance various issues with
an aim of restoring fisheries resources.
Sea Value Group shall be conduct transactions in tuna caught by vessels or suppliers
that are authorized by RFMOs and an artisanal boat, farm and a processor are
authorized by government.
Sea Value Group is member of the International Seafood Sustainability
Foundation (ISSF) which adopted conversation measures to preservation of the
marine sanctuary to conserve the aquatic resources and marine ecosystem, based
on the principles as follows:
3.1 Bycatch Mitigation
3.1.1 There is a policy about prohibiting
shark finning. “Publish” for the purpose of this measure includes posting the
policy on the company’s public website. If we found that fishing vessels and
suppliers do not follow this policy, the company immediately cancels to conduct
transaction for two years after the end of the
3.1.2 Do not catch tuna by
large-scale pelagic driftnets.
3.1.3 Retain all caught tuna because
there is the actual impact on the tuna stocks by fishing operations, except
those unfit for human consumption, or when in the final set of a trip, there is
insufficient well space to accommodate all fish caught in that set.
3.1.4 Skippers have attended an ISSF
Skippers Workshop in person which provides information on best practices.
3.1.5 Purse seine vessels shall have
a policy regarding the use of non-entangling FADs which can reduce chances of shark
and/or turtle entanglement.
3.2 Monitoring, Control
3.2.1 The vessels listed in the RFMO
authorized vessel record and have capable of being registered by the
International Maritime Organization (IMO).
3.2.2 Large-scale purse seine
vessels have 100% observer coverage (human or electronic if proven to be
effective) on every fishing trip and observing every fishing operation, unless
prevented by force majeure conditions in a particular region. Force majeure is
an event or effect, both acts of nature and acts of people that can be neither
anticipated nor controlled, such as floods, hurricanes, riots, strikes or war.
3.2.3. Purse seine vessels do not
engage in transshipments at sea, whether high seas, EEZ, territorial seas or
archipelagic waters. Exemptions will be made in cases where the at-sea
transshipments are authorized by RFMOs.
3.3 Illegal, Unreported
and Unregulated (IUU) fishing
3.3.1 Refrain transactions in tuna
caught by harvesting vessels or transported by transshipment vessels on the IUU
Vessel List of any RFMO.
3.3.2 If product is later found as vessel
placed on the IUU vessel list it shall be withdraw from the marketplace.
3.4 ProActive Vessel
3.4.1 Sea Value Group
has to conduct transaction only with Large-scale purse seine vessels that
registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) after January 1, 2016
4. Sea Value Group shall be conduct
transaction transparently in order to ensure that our policies and practices
conform and follow the international standards in Anti-IUU fishing and sustainable fishery aspects.
5. Sea Value Group has selected and
managed to ensure that suppliers or fishing vessels have good practice in fisheries. If found any suppliers or fishing vessels are alleged involving
in IUU activity Sea Value Group will stop transaction with them and the
resumption will be continued when Sea Value Group ensure them that improved and
cleaned from wrongdoing practices.
1. Sea Value
Group shall promotes
and supports TTIA’s activities in order to against
labor, forced labor and human trafficking and slavery in
industry based on the following principles:
1.1 worked closely with concerned
parties such as the government sector, NGOs and other international
1.2 Supports enhancing
Welfare Committee’s efficiency in the manufacturing industry
and the role of the Employees' Welfare
Committee in complaints.
1.3 There are activities that
support all of the Good Labor Practice (GLP) which is applied in manufacturing
2. The raw material and/or product must
be derived from suppliers or fishing vessels that have a Good Labor Practices
(GLP), legality of local laws, international laws and international principles.
There is no child labor, forced labor and human trafficking and slavery on
3. Sea Value Group has selected and
managed to ensure that suppliers or fishing vessels have good practice in
labor. If found any suppliers or fishing vessels are alleged involving in child
labor, forced labor, human trafficking and slavery Sea Value Group will stop
transaction with them and the resumption will be continued when Sea Value Group
ensure them that improved and cleaned from wrongdoing practices.
1. All import and export of fishery
products shall be operated in accordance with the Port State Measure (PSM), Processing
Statement Endorsement (PSE) under the Fishery Single Window (FSW), as known as
PPS system by Department of Fisheries Thailand.
2. Traceability records of the raw
material and/or product from fisheries, aquaculture and a processor shall be
able to link the raw material and/or product at every stage from receiving,
transport, processing, dispatch and selling including keeping to be traceable
3. There is operating in accordance law
of partnership regarding traceability such as the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) by National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the United State of