GSSI Expert Working Groups

The GSSI Global Benchmark Tool was developed through an inclusive process led by three Expert Working Groups (EWGs) followed by two stakeholder consultations and an extensive pilot test with eight seafood certification schemes worldwide. 

Each EWG has one or two GSSI Steering Board members acting as Ambassadors of the group. The Ambassadors act as a liaison between the Steering Board and the EWGs to ensure effective communication throughout the GSSI’s governance structure. The Ambassadors support and monitor the GSSI EWGs’ work and progress.


 The three GSSI EWGs installed by the Steering Board are:

 

GSSI Aquaculture EWG

Scope

Develop a Benchmark Framework to evaluate the credibility of aquaculture certification standards.

Ambassador

(representing the Steering Board)

Bill DiMento, High Liner Inc.

Consultant supporting the EWG's work

Matthew Thompson, New England Aquarium

 

 GSSI Fisheries EWG

Scope

Develop a Benchmark Framework to evaluate the credibility of fisheries certification standards.

Ambassador

(representing the Steering Board)

Ron Rogness, American Seafoods

Consultant supporting the EWG's work

Graeme Parkes, MRAG Americas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSSI Process EWG

Scope

Develop a Benchmark Framework to evaluate all other aspects (e.g. Governance, Standard Setting Procedures, Certification, Accreditation, Chain of Custody) of a certification scheme as well as describe the benchmarking process.

Ambassadors

(representing the Steering Board)

Aldin Hilbrands, IDH

Friederike Sorg, GIZ

Consultant supporting the EWG's work

Kevin Swoffer, KPS Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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