Stronger Together US – Responsible Recruitment Program

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 workers is critical to achieving commercial goals, delivering an exceptional job seeker 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 invite stakeholders active in the US produce industry to partner with us.

What’s new:

  • Responsible Recruitment Tool Launched for US Fresh Produce Businesses providing unparalleled support for US fresh produce farm labor contractors, labor recruiters and growers to implement, demonstrate and be recognized for responsible recruitment. Read the press release or go to Responsible Recruitment Toolkit US web page to find out more and register.
  • Tackling Forced Labor Toolkit for U.S. Produce Businesses practical and comprehensive information and guidance for produce businesses to mitigate the risks of forced labor in their business and supply chains. Download for free

Get involved: 

  • Watch our webinars from our series dedicated to exploring topical issues impacting the U.S. produce industry supply chain. Live and interactive a variety of speakers are brought together with deep expertise in labor supply management, crisis and risk management, migrant worker risks, health and safety, communications and more. Find out more. 
  • Open for application now: Subsidized social compliance certification scheme for Farm Labor Contractors. Click here to find out more. 
  • Build capacity where needed: Promote the program to your supply or labor chain, and share the program’s free resources with those partners that need/want pragmatic support
  • Be part of our knowledge hub: Join our Stakeholder Forum, a support network for sharing challenges & best practices with peers and experts
  • Share best practice: Contribute to our research on the most promising and proven approaches that should be promoted, encouraged, and invested in
  • Demonstrate leadership: Become a public sponsor of the program, sending a market signal on the importance of responsible recruitment.

Stronger Together recognizes 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 and cooperation on an industry framework to promote responsible recruitment
  • Equip business with knowledge, materials, and tools specific to the US produce industry to either implement, demonstrate or oversee responsible recruitment and forced labor prevention in the supply and labor chain
  • Demonstrate the business case for independent certification of farm labor contractors in the US by our partner Clearview.

To stay informed about program news and opportunities to participate, and learn about our workshops and tools coming in 2020, click on the ‘REGISTER YOUR INTEREST’ button.

Let’s use our collective influence to recognize and reward responsible recruitment. Join us. 

For further information contact: [email protected] | +1 831-287-5535

Webinars

A range of free interactive webinars are available to support the US fresh produce sector. Book your place on an upcoming session, or listen again to previous sessions.

Register your interest

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Latest news

Read the latest program news to find out more about the programme and how you can get involved.

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Programme Development Partners

A pioneering, fully-interactive, practical online toolkit that equips labor providers,labor recruiters, and in-house recruitment and HR teams to recruit responsibly, enabling them to achieve business goals while delivering exceptional jobseeker and worker experience. To be launched in the US produce industry as part of the program.

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

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