Dec 13, 2017

New demo boat promotes human rights in Thai fishing industry

New demo boat promotes human rights in Thai fishing industry

Thai Union and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand.

The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit Verité, renovated a standard Thai fishing boat, transforming it into a modern vessel with improved working conditions and labour standards.

Regularly scheduled viewings and training workshops will demonstrate to boat owners and crew how to meet all the latest legal requirements set forth by the Thai Government and the International Labour Organisation.

The project is in line with Nestlé’s Thailand Action Plan (pdf, 536Kb) for responsible sourcing of seafood. Nestlé has a strong commitment to responsible sourcing and respect for human rights in its business. The company has a 2030 ambition to help improve the lives of 30 million people living in communities directly connected to its business activities.

Read the press release (pdf, 410Kb).