Group lauds Princes for ethical hiring practices in Mauritius

UK seafood supplier Princes is working with the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) to set standards for the way it hires Bangladeshi migrant workers for its plants in Mauritius. And the group has said that Princes’ methods could be a model for others in the seafood sector as well as other industries.

Princes, ETI said in a blog post, regularly makes trips to Bangladesh to hire migrant workers directly rather than relying solely on an agency as many large corporations do.

“We’ve been trying to educate the workers in Bangladesh about their rights and responsibilities and the recruitment process and that they should not have to pay for any cost towards the recruitment process,” Paul Williams, the company’s ethical trading manager, said.

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