SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ROUNDTABLE
Following their presentations, Jeremy Prepscius and Duncan Jepson join Helen Duggan of Seafish and consultant Birgitte Keogh-Poulsen for a 30-minute question-and-answer panel discussion on the state of social responsibility in the seafood supply chain. The prevention of labor abuse, including forced labor and child labor, is one of the major challenges facing the global seafood trade. The discussion will be moderated by GAA’s Dan Lee.
Session type: Panel
Time: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Place: Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, White Swan Hotel
Dan Lee is an aquaculture specialist with expertise in design, implementation and project management. As GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices standards coordinator, he works closely with the BAP Standards Oversight Committee and helps coordinate technical committees. Lee also manages aquaculture research for the Center for Applied Marine Sciences at Bangor University, where his main interested lie in aquaculture systems with minimal environmental impacts.
Joining Seafish Industry Authority in 2014 as the head of responsible sourcing, Helen Duggan’s area of experience and expertise lies in purchasing and supply chain management. Prior to spending a few years as fish buyer for a major value-adding manufacturer in the UK supplying retail, Duggan spent the first 15 years of her career managing global supply chains for the largest UK players in the kitchen and joinery industry. Duggan is now using the additional knowledge gained as a fish buyer to help guide the delivery of the Responsible Sourcing work programs for Seafish, including the Responsible Fishing Scheme.
Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen is an independent consultant for Poulsen Consulting, with more than 15 years of experience in international development work in Africa and Asia, specializing in child protection, elimination of child labor, forced labor and human trafficking, and promotion of education and gender equality. She became an independent consultant in 2010, and has also worked as chief technical adviser for the International Labour Organization (ILO), first in Lusaka, Zambia, and then in Bangkok, Thailand. Earlier, she worked for NIRAS Consulting Engineers. Currently, she is a member of the Global Aquaculture Alliance Standards Oversight Committee.
As vice president, Asia-Pacific for the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Jeremy Prepscius is in charge of serving and expanding BSR’s member base in Asia and integrating the work there into our global approach. Jeremy has extensive experience in supply chain management, business integration, external communications, government relations and compliance operations. Prior to joining BSR in 2006, he spent more than 10 years on equipment sourcing, footwear production and corporate responsibility for Nike, Inc. He also worked in China for five years as the North Asia Regional Compliance Director, covering CSR issues in Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines.