Why Traceability Matters: Reducing Social and Environmental Risks in Your Supply Chain

In 2014, the Thai shrimp industry faced allegations of human trafficking and forced labor on off-shore fishing vessels in international waters, as well as environmental allegations of overfishing and harm to marine ecosystems. Both wild and farmed shrimp were subject to the social and environmental allegations.

In response, UL and the Shrimp Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force identified a way to establish a traceability system using the existing Thai legal framework and industry practices in place. This webinar will explain how the partnership developed a traceability audit that would better address the social and environmental risks associated with shrimp supply chains. Moreover, we will provide a live demonstration of how supply chain management software can improve supplier stewardship.

Presenters: Daphne Guelker, UL Responsible Sourcing, and Matt Scott, UL EHS Sustainability

You will learn:

  • How efficient audit management enables you to identify illegal, unreported, and unregulated products in your supply chains
  • Why improving traceability is necessary to address social and environmental issues across your value chain, and
  • How an integrated sustainability software platform enables you to get access to accurate, usable supply chain data and meet compliance.