SIZA, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa, provides a platform for agricultural stakeholders to ensure ethical and environmentally sustainable trade. This platform monitors care for the environment and compliance with labour legislation. Our aim is to encourage continuous improvement in practices over time in excess of the minimum legal requirements. We engage directly with our stakeholders throughout the value chain in order to identify needs and issues. Interventions and support tools are created by measuring member compliance over time.
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.
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 September 2016 we had a membership of 1479 with 218 new registrations and 754 renewals since the 1st of January 2016. 199 Ethical audits were done and uploaded to the Platform over the last 6 months.
Should you require to have access and visibility through the SIZA SEDEX account, please answer “yes” by question A4 on your SIZA SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire). If you do not need access and visibility on Sedex, please click “No” on Question A4 on your SIZA SAQ. This service is free of charge and included in your SIZA membership.
Also, please ensure to send your transfer form to SEDEX should you have been previously registered with them and if you wish that SIZA should manages your visibility through the SIZA Sedex account on your behalf. This will avoid duplicate profiles and additional costs.
For transfer forms or questions please contact Natalie Thomas: email@example.com
"SIZA aims through the platform, to give visibility throughout the value chain to retailers and exporters on their members."
"Both the industry and the retailers see SIZA as a solution for the fruit industry to manage international ethical labour practice requirements and to farm cost effectively. "
"SIZA aims to have a cost effective approach for growers by supplying one standard and one audit no matter which market a producer supplies."