Stronger Together Responsible Recruitment Program for US Agriculture

Our vision is an ethical recruitment industry that serves the needs of workers and employers.

American produce relies on hundreds of thousands of workers to plant the fields, tend the crops, harvest the produce and pack it for markets both here and abroad. Given current labor shortages, responsible recruitment of farmworkers is critical to achieving commercial goals, delivering an exceptional job-seeker and employment experience, and enabling the industry to thrive.

Our multi-stakeholder collaborative program seeks to motivate the US fresh produce sector to recognize and reward responsible recruitment, thereby boosting the supply of ethically sourced labor and reducing risks for workers and businesses across the labor supply chain. We recognize that to enable collective action and reach scale, responsible recruitment work must be business-friendly and solutions-oriented. Our targets are to:

  • Facilitate stakeholder dialogue, cooperation, and action to generate market signals for responsible recruitment
  • Equip businesses with knowledge, materials, and tools specific to the US produce industry to implement, demonstrate, or oversee responsible recruitment and forced labor/hidden labor exploitation prevention in their labor supply chain
  • Demonstrate the business case for independent certification of farm labor contractors in the US through our partner, Clearview.

We invite stakeholders active in the US produce industry to get involved and partner with us.

  • Demonstrate leadership: Become a Public Sponsor of the program to send a market signal on the importance of responsible recruitment; and/or apply to join our Stakeholder Forum, a thought-leadership network for sharing challenges and best practices in responsible recruitment. Email us
  • Access the Responsible Recruitment Tool (RRT) for US Fresh Produce Businesses: providing support for US fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor recruiters, and growers to implement, demonstrate, and be recognized for responsible recruitment. Learn more and register
  • Explore Clearview US: a social compliance certification program for FLCs. Click here.

What’s new?

  • First Farm Labor Contractors (FLCs) in the US achieve Clearview Certification for Responsible Recruitment Practices. Read the press release.
  • Our partnership in Periplo, a project powered by Fundación Avina, aims to contribute to the creation of a more equitable labor migration system in the agricultural supply chain between the United States and Mexico. Learn more about Stronger Together Mexico.

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This program is funded by the Walmart Foundation.

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A new short film highlights the importance of responsible recruitment to employers and migrant workers in North American agriculture.

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Implementation and continuous improvement of Responsible Recruitment practices ensures workers are safeguarded, enhances the reputation of your business, and protects the livelihood and sustainability of the US fresh produce sector.

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A pioneering, fully-interactive online toolkit that equips labor providers, labor recruiters, in-house recruitment, and HR teams to recruit responsibly, enabling them to achieve business goals while delivering exceptional jobseeker and worker experience.

A global social compliance scheme for labor recruiters and providers whose objective is to drive responsible recruitment practice in supply chains.