Code of Conduct on Local Fisheries

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 Local 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.

 

Implementation Guidelines

Fisheries and Sustainability

1. 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, in order to preventing, deterring and eliminating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing based on the following principles:

1.1 Collective the academic principles and scientific data postulated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Department of Fisheries Thailand, or the European Union (EU), in order to be used in redressing the management of Thailand’s marine resources.

1.2 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.

1.3 All problems concerned in IUU issues shall be implemented in a transparent manner. All relevant documents must be available for reference and inspection.

1.4 Constructive 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.

2. Sea Value Group shall be conduct transactions with fish suppliers or fishing vessels who are certified by Department of Fisheries Thailand conforming to legal fishing in Thai water territory.

3. Sea Value Group refrains from transactions in fish suppliers or fishing vessels which are unregulated fishing or in alleged involving in any IUU activity in Indonesian water territory.

4. Sea Value Group promotes and supports the preservation of the marine sanctuary to conserve the aquatic resources and marine ecosystem.

5. Sea Value Group shall be conduct business in a transparent manner to ensure that our policy and practical comply with Royal Ordinance on Fisheries, in order to achieve Anti-IUU and sustainable fisheries.

6. Sea Value Group has selected and managed to ensure that fish suppliers or fishing vessels have good practice in fisheries. If found any fish 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.

 

Labor

1. Sea Value Group shall promotes and supports TTIA’s activities in order to against child labor, forced labor and human trafficking in manufacturing industry based on the following principles

1.1 Worked closely with concerned parties such as the government sector, NGOs and other international organizations.

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 industry.

2. Sea Value Group shall be conduct transactions with fish suppliers or fishing vessels that have good labor practice and comply with law based on the following:

2.1 An artisanal boat (a size from less than ten gross tonnage) which belongs to the Thai families staying at Thai coastal provinces and a commercial fishing (a size from ten gross tonnage) do not have any child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and slavery on board.

2.2 Owner of a vessel or master of a vessel who are registered have to an evidence of seabook for seamen and there is the provision of appropriate systems for ensuring occupational safety, hygiene and wellbeing of seamen as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulation.

2.3 A seaman must hold a seaman document issued under the law on navigation in Thai waters.  In the case of a seaman who is not a Thai national, a permit to remain in the Kingdom under the law on immigration and a work license under the law on working of aliens must also be obtained.

3. Sea Value Group has selected and managed to ensure that fish suppliers or fishing vessels have good practice in labor. If found any fish 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.

 

Traceability

1. The raw material and/or product from artisanal boats and commercial vessels must be legal, licensed, registered, certified and approved for fisheries in Thai water territory including there is an evidence of seabook for seamen.

2. The raw material and/or product from aquaculture must be from a farm which registered and certified aquaculture standards by Department of Fisheries Thailand.

3. Processed material must be from a primary processing which registered and certified by Department of Fisheries Thailand.

4. Traceability records of the raw material and/or product from fisheries, aquaculture and a primary processing 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. 

5. The purpose of legitimacy, Marine Catch Purchasing Document (MCPD) is required for any raw material derived from fisheries follow the Thai Flagged Catch Certificate system and Movement Document (MD) is required for any aquaculture raw material.