For long-term tuna sustainability, a growing number of tuna companies worldwide are choosing to partner with ISSF, follow responsible fishing practices, and implement science-based conservation measures.
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, ISSF engages a third-party auditor, MRAG Americas, to audit ISSF participating companies annually — assessing their compliance with ISSF’s Conservation Measures and Commitments. Visit our Audit Process page to download the MRAG audit policy documents for the current year, previous year, and next year.
The most recent MRAG compliance reports for each ISSF participating company appear here. Under the ISSA Compliance Policy, companies may be required to remediate non-conformances found during the annual audit, and MRAG will issue reports for those companies that do so. Those remediation reports, which have “Update of Compliance Status” in their titles below, appear alongside the companies’ final annual reports.
ISSF also publishes an Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, and an update to that report, which tracks all companies’ compliance with each conservation measure. They show the level of conformance as well as compliance improvements over time. Download the most recent compliance report: April 2020 (annual). We also publish audit reports for ISSF Data Check Companies.
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures
|Date Added:||May 7, 2015|
|Tags:||Compliance, Conservation Measures|
To support tuna stock and tuna ecosystem sustainability, ISSF Participating Companies (PC) have agreed to meet a number conservation measures and commitments designed to improve the long-term health of tuna fisheries.
This document describes the protocol for the auditing of PC compliance with those conservation measures and commitments in effect for 2014.
PCs are obliged to respond fully, accurately and in a timely manner to all reasonable requests made in the course of the reviews. PCs must provide appropriate supporting documents, data or other support. Appropriate confidentiality obligations will be established and observed by ISSF staff and the consultant(s). MRAG will provide a report on each company’s participation and cooperation in the audit process.
In addition to the standard audits, MRAG will also follow up in 2015 with PCs that do not demonstrate full compliance with the ISSF conservation measures and commitments for 2014.