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:
We invite stakeholders active in the US produce industry to get involved and partner with us.
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This program is funded by the Walmart Foundation.
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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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