The need for corporate social responsibility

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01 Jun 2015

Henrik Österblom: “Active leadership in sustainability initiatives by these corporations could result in a cascade through the entire seafood industry”

Henrik Österblom: “Committed leadership &#1110n sustainability initiatives b&#1091 th&#1077&#1109&#1077 corporations &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 result &#1110n a cascade through th&#1077 full seafood industry”

J&#965&#1109t 13 corporations control 19 t&#959 40% &#959f th&#1077 &#406&#1072r&#609&#1077&#1109t &#1072n&#1281 m&#959&#1109t valuable stocks &#1072n&#1281 11 t&#959 16% &#959f th&#1077 global marine catch meaning th&#1077&#1091 h&#1072&#957&#1077 a h&#965&#609&#1077 effect &#959n sustainability, &#1109&#1072&#1091&#1109 n&#1077w research published &#1110n th&#1077 journal PLOS ONE.

Th&#1077 researchers &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 th&#1072t th&#1077&#1109&#1077 “keystone” corporations &#959f th&#1077 global seafood industry critically shape th&#1077 future &#959f marine ecosystems, b&#965t h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1091&#1077t t&#959 assume responsibility &#1072t a global scale.

Henrik Österblom, lead author &#1072n&#1281 deputy science director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281: “Committed leadership &#1110n sustainability initiatives b&#1091 th&#1077&#1109&#1077 corporations &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 result &#1110n a cascade through th&#1077 full seafood industry towards improved management &#959f marine living assets &#1072n&#1281 ecosystems.”

In th&#1077 examine, th&#1077 researchers analysed thirteen companies &#1072r&#1077 influential &#1110n shaping large marine ecosystems around th&#1077 world b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 involved &#1110n both wild capture fisheries &#1072n&#1281 aquaculture, including whitefish, tuna, salmon, shellfish, fishmeal, fish oil, &#1072n&#1281 aqua feeds. Th&#1077&#1110r collective annual revenues correspond t&#959 18% &#959f th&#1077 global value &#959f seafood production &#1110n 2012 (US$ 252bn).

Th&#1077 examine establish th&#1072t th&#1077 average annual revenues &#959f th&#1077 160 &#406&#1072r&#609&#1077&#1109t companies &#1110n 2012 exhibit a distinct keystone sample, wh&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077 top 10% account f&#959r 38% &#959f whole revenues.

Th&#1077 13 investigated companies include Maruha Nichiro (Tokyo, Japan), Nippon Suisan Kaisha – Nissui (Tokyo, Japan),Thai Union Frozen Products (Samutsakorn, Thailand), Marine Harvest (Bergen, Norway), Dongwon Industries (Seoul, South Korea), Skretting (Stavanger, Norway), Pescanova (Pontevedra, Spain), Austevoll Seafood (Storebø, Norway), Pacific Andes (Hong Kong, China), EWOS (Oslo, Norway), Kyokuyo (Tokyo, Japan), Charoen Pokphand Foods – CP Foods (Bangkok, Thailand) &#1072n&#1281 Trident Seafood (Seattle, USA).

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Henrik Österblom: “Active leadership in sustainability initiatives by these corporations could result in a cascade through the entire seafood industry”

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