• WHO IS SIZA?
    SIZA enables South African Agriculture to be a global leader ensuring sustainable ethical trade and environmental stewardship.
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
    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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  • ETHICAL COMPLIANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSURANCE
    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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  • CAPACITY BUILDING
    The SIZA programme developed and implemented capacity-building programmes which aims to drive sustainable and continuous improvement of working and living conditions on farms.
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  • MySIZA Platform
    SIZA aims through the MySIZA platform, to give visibility throughout the value chain to buyers on their suppliers. Click to Register
  • BEST PRACTICE AND REMEDY PROGRAMMES
    SIZA ensures compliant labour practices based on continuous improvement, awareness and pro-active training programmes.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ASSURANCE
    SIZA assists growers in evaluating their current compliance and environmental risks.
  • AN IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
    SIZA ecourages continuous improvement and sustainability over time.
  • MANAGE YOUR RISKS
    SIZA creates confidence for global markets by having a hands-on approach.

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 manage risks and 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 compliance and environmental assurance 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 has increased with 89 new members during the last quarter, of which 78 registered for Social and 11 for Environmental. As one profile can comprise multiple membership registrations (i.e. Social (Ethical) and Environmental) it is important to take the amount of registrations into consideration. Currently there are 2 162 primary members registered for the SIZA Social module, whereas 1 303 primary members are also registered for SIZA Environmental – adding up to a total of 3 465 primary registrations. To date 95 members have registered for the SIZA Digital Recordkeeping Programme. From the 1st of January 2020 to date 1692 ethical audits were done and uploaded to the MySIZA Platform.  327 members have already gone through an environmental verification site visit of a formal environmental third-party audit.

Across the 3 platforms (SIZA, SEDEX and GlobalG.A.P.) SIZA is now linked to 301 businesses.  SIZA currently represents more than 34 different commodities.

 

RECENT NEWS

 
 
 
 
 

 

SIZA has a Toll Free Helpline where complaints and/or queries can be reported.  This is a very helpful tool in giving a voice to farmworkers, as well as to SIZA members.  Tel 0861 111 568

VACANCY:  ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) is an alliance-based structure that leads and manages social practices and environmental assurance for the South African agriculture industry. As part of its compliance journey, it seeks to employ a full-time general administrative coordinator to assist with operational activities in the SIZA office.

Click here to see the duties and requirements.