Audience:Senior and Middle Farm Management; Human Resource, Administration, and Compliance roles
Presented in Afrikaans and English.
Stronger Together’s programme in South Africa is delivered in partnership with the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA) and the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) and is supported by prominent industry leaders across the supply chain including global and national retailers and exporters and importers. The programme was established in May 2017 to support South African agri-businesses to address the risk of forced labour within their businesses and supply chains.
An estimated 24.9 million people are in situations of forced labour globally today and the agriculture sector is a sector with a high risk of labour exploitation due to a number of contributing factors. However, many businesses within this sector are not aware of, or able to address this exploitation that may be taking place within their businesses and supply chains today.
Through dual-language (Afrikaans & English) introduction and follow-up training and practical resources and tools this programme equips agri-businesses:
Organisations and businesses involved in the supply chain of agricultural produce from South Africa to national or international markets can get involved by:
Contact us to find out more.
Stronger Together would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses that engaged, supported and recommended the South Africa programme to their agricultural suppliers over the first four years of the programme: Alko, Backsberg, Berryworld, Ceres Cascade Farms, Co-op, Paul Cluver, DGB, Global Fruit Point Germany, Greenyard Fresh, Marks & Spencer, Massmart, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, SALBA, Spier, Systembolaget, Tesco, Vinmonopolet, Vinpro, Waitrose, Waitrose Foundation, and Woolworths.
The UK Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund funded the first four years of the programme.
Contact details of organisations to report suspicions of/or forced labour exploitation to:
Always call the police in an emergency.
Register your interest in benefiting from becoming a Business Sponsor for the Stronger Together South Africa programme.
Register on our website now to download our free resources, book onto an interactive training workshop and to stay in touch with us via our email newsletters and training updates.
Register for the introduction Detecting, Deterring and Dealing with Forced Labour training workshop for Agri-Businesses to get informed and equipped to mitigate risks in your business and supply chain.
Stronger Together offers in-house training and consultancy services to meet your organisation’s specific needs, and support you to tackle modern day slavery within your business and supply chains. Our training and support are delivered in any business, in any sector, in any country, by our network of expert trainers, consultants and lawyers. Find out more.
The Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) represents the wine industry in actively promoting ethical trade in their value chain. They are a multi-stakeholder, non-profit, membership organisation that supports producers through capacity building and audits to assess compliance with the WIETA code of good practice.
The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) is a non-profit membership organisation, aimed at enabling South African Agriculture to be a global leader in sustainable, ethical trade and environmental stewardship. It is a holistic programme that identifies problems that may exist and responds with appropriate support and interventions.