Berryworld Driscoll's Sainsburys

Stronger Together Spain

Programme Overview

The Stronger Together Programme in Spain was established in 2019 to support Spanish agri-businesses to address the risk of forced labour within their businesses and supply chain. This is achieved through providing guidance, resources, training and sector wide collaborative programmes. Stronger Together also provides a network for employers, labour providers, industrial associations, NGO’s and other stakeholders to work together to reduce labour exploitation

“If you want to bring about meaningful change in the lives of the 25 million men, women and children in forced labour, we must take concrete and immediate action. Let’s not just get mad at forced labour, let’s make change happen.” 

Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Working in collaboration with Spanish partners and with input and feedback from a range of Spanish horticultural businesses, Stronger Together has developed expert guidance to support businesses to take the necessary steps to mitigate the risks of forced labour. The resources are available free of charge on this website for growers, suppliers, importers and exporters, cooperatives, retailers and other stakeholders to use to help improve their practices and sector. Download the toolkit here.

Benefits of getting involved: 

  • Receive support and guidance specific to the Spanish horticultural sector 
  • Identify the good practice your business has in place, as well as identify and improve any gaps in your business’ operational and management systems regarding tackling modern slavery 
  • Understand national and international market requirements and legislation on forced labour 
  • Supports meeting global GAP GRASP criteria and those of other social certification schemes 
  • Manage reputational risks
  • Be able to demonstrate pro-active steps taken to mitigate the risks of exploitation known to exist in the sector
  • Promote a safe, non-exploitative working environment and fair labour practices
  • Collaborate with peers and businesses across the global supply chain which supports peer-to-peer learning and making an impact at scale. 

Click ‘register your interest’ now to: 

  • Receive our Newsletter and stay informed about news on our programme and upcoming training opportunities 

What’s new: 

  • SPAIN PROGRAMME SPONSORS FOR 2023/24: We are pleased to announce that BerryWorld, Driscoll’s and Sainsbury’s will sponsor our Spanish programme from April 2023-March 2024. If you are interested in joining as a Business Sponsor get in touch here to find out more 
  • IN-HOUSE TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR SUPERVISORS: Supervisors play an important role in the success of any agri-business. Their oversight and engagement with workers mean they are often the champions of ethical leadership at farm level. This new practical guidance workshop equips employees to understand labour exploitation and their role in preventing it.

Stronger Together would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses that engaged, supported and recommended the Spain programme to their agricultural suppliers and made it possible: Co-op, Innocent Drinks, Marks and Spencer, Ocado and Waitrose & Partners. 

'Two stories, one land'

The film depicts two migrant workers ‘Khadija’ and ‘Said’, both of whom travelled to Spain from Morocco on the promise of a job but encounter very different experiences.

Register your interest

Contact us to register your interest in the program and receive program newsletters.

Training workshops

Register for our workshop: 'Reducing risks through good labour practices in the Spanish agriculture', either face to face or online.

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Some of our available resources View All

Programme Supporting Partners