We had an inspiring evening earlier this week at EJF's fundraising event at the fun and creative Firmdale Hotel in Soho.
Environmental Justice Foundation is one of four environmental charities we support and they work internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights. We are proud to support the amazing work they do.
EJF has recently released a new report and film. ‘Pirates and Slaves’ presents for the first time a detailed explanation of how the collapse of Thailand’s fish stocks has generated pressures leading to the use of modern slavery on fishing boats and illegal ‘pirate’ fishing. It builds on over three years of EJF investigations and research in Thailand.
EJF is campaigning for greater transparency and traceability throughout the seafood industry. They passionately believe that the seafood we eat must be produced in a sustainable and ethical way - there can be no excuse that allows slavery, violence and other human rights abuses, or the decimation of environments and species, to provide short-term profits and meet consumer demands.
We had a great time meeting the EJF team and hearing all about their work. EJF’s Founder and Executive Director, Steve Trent delivered a charismatic and engaging presentation to their latest campaigns, and we were delighted to meet and chat with two of their Patrons, Sir Anthony Gormley, one of Britain’s best-known sculptors and Rachel Whiteread, first woman ever to win the Turner Prize.
Wonderful to see such high profile artists supporting environmental causes and EJF is certainly a worthy one.
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