• WHO IS SIZA?
    SIZA enables South African Agriculture to be a global leader ensuring sustainable ethical trade and environmental stewardship.
  • SIZA PROGRAMME
    A commitment of continued improvement of labour conditions and environmental assurance 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 ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD
    Designed to assist growers in evaluating their current ethical compliance and environmental risks, both at a farm and regional/catchment level.
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  • SIZA CAPACITY BUILDING
    The SIZA programme developed and implemented capacity-building programmes 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, importers and exporters on their suppliers. Click to Register

WELCOME TO SIZA


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.


ABOUT

 
 

The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA), a membership based free standing, non-profit company, designed to assist growers with ethical labour and environmental practice compliance whilst minimizing costs. It is a South African standard, developed, owned and operated in South Africa but aligned to global best practices.  SIZA aims to have a cost effective approach for growers by supplying one standard and one audit no matter which market a producer supplies.

FACTS & FIGURES

 
 

SIZA membership is growing rapidly as guided by an effective and modern technology platform.  At the end of April 2019 we had a membership of 1969 with  644 new registrations since the 1st of March 2017. 1274 social/ethical audits were done and uploaded to the Platform since November 2015. 

900 Environmental Self-assessment Questionnaires (SAQ's) were completed and approved since September 2017.

Across the 3 platforms (SIZA, Sedex and GlobalG.A.P) SIZA is now link to 209 businesses that operates in 17 different markets.

 

 

RECENT NEWS

 

In this edition we give feedback on the Social (Ethical) programme, Environmental assurance and we also showcase our Conservation video, i.e. SIZA cares for the environment.

SIZA Focus Newsletter Issue 3