• WHO IS SIZA?
    The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa, a membership based programme designed to assist growers with ethical labour practice compliance whilst minimizing costs.
  • SIZA PROGRAMME
    A commitment of continued improvement of labour conditions on all farms in a practical and comprehensive manner, which has the potential to benefit businesses and impact positively on hundreds of thousands of employees. 
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  • SIZA STANDARD
    It is a South African standard, developed, owned and operated in South Africa but aligned to Global best practices through the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP).
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  • SIZA CAPACITY BUILDING
    The SIZA programme developed and implemented a capacity-building programme which aims to drive sustained improvement of working and living conditions on farms.
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  • REGISTER AS A SIZA MEMBER
    SIZA aims through the platform, to give visibility throughout the value chain to retailers and exporters on their members. Click to Register

WELCOME TO SIZA


The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) was established as a pro-active response by the South African fruit industry under the mantle of Fruit South Africa to promote sound and ongoing improvement of ethical labour practices on South African fruit farms and pack houses.  It is a holistic programme that identifies problems that may exist, usually by way of an independent third- party audit and responds with appropriate support and interventions, including awareness-raising   and the facilitating of relevant capacity-building programmes.  While the SIZA programme has been initiated by the fruit industry, it has a multi-sector focus which is applicable and open to all agricultural industries in South Africa.


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ABOUT

 
 

The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa NPC, a membership based programme designed to assist growers with ethical labour practice compliance whilst minimizing costs. It is a South African standard, developed, owned and operated in South Africa but aligned to Global best practices through the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP). SIZA aims to have a cost effective approach for growers by supplying one standard and one audit no matter which market a producer supplies.

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FACTS + FIGURES

 
 

SIZA membership is currently growing rapidly as guided by an effective and modern technology platform.  At the end of 2015 we had a membership of 1272 members of which only 651 were active.  At the end of July 2016 we had a membership of 1423 with 166 new registrations and 546 renewals over the last 6 months.

 

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RECENT NEWS

 
 

Over the last couple of months some issues were experienced on the SIZA Platform with the following – so please take note of the information below:

Renewal of membership with SIZA

Please remember that your membership with SIZA needs to be renewed annually on/before the anniversary date that you registered with SIZA for the very first time. When you renew your membership there are 3 things to do:

  1. Logon to your profile and pay your membership fee.  Remember the SIZA banking details have changed.  Please remember to send proof of payment to info@siza.co.za
  2. Import your SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire) from the previous year to your profile so that you can update your information etc. 
  3. Submit the SAQ for review so that we at the SIZA office can receive your SAQ.  The “submit” button is in the right corner at the bottom of the page.  Your profile will only be active once you completed these three steps.