Working to ensure confidence in sustainable sourcing
The SSCI Benchmark recognises third-party sustainability auditing, certification, and monitoring standards that meet the industry’s expectations for how sustainability should be covered and operate responsibly.
The SSCI currently benchmarks social compliance standards operated by schemes and programmes working in the Manufacturing and Processing, Primary Production, and At-Sea Operations sectors, and will soon open the SSCI Benchmark to environmental compliance standards.
As it “verifies the verifiers”, the SSCI awards an additional, yet essential, layer of trust to standards that demonstrate alignment with the SSCI Criteria and achieve SSCI Recognition.
As SSCI-Recognised standards, third-party auditing, monitoring, and certification schemes and programmes signal a strong commitment to raising the bar in their certification processes and driving harmonisation in a diverse field of sustainability standards.
View SSCI-Recognised standards and current SSCI Benchmark applicants here.
By joining forces, the SSCI and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) are able to have a more meaningful impact within the seafood sector, avoid duplication by building on existing efforts and align market expectations towards third-party auditing, monitoring and certification programmes.