• 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 is growing rapidly as guided by an effective and modern technology platform, called MySIZA.  At the end of March 2021, we had a membership of 2 436.  From the 1st of January 2019 to date 1 589 ethical audits were done and uploaded to the MySIZA Platform. Currently, 1 272 of all primary members subscribe to the SIZA environmental standard. 142 SIZA CARES 2nd party verifications were done over the last two years and 13 Environmental 3rd party environmental audits to date. Across the 3 platforms (SIZA, SEDEX and GlobalG.A.P.) SIZA is now linked to 291 businesses that operate in 68 different countries.

RECENT NEWS

 
 
 
 
 
 

SIZA Vacancy:  Junior Environmental Specialist

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 membership administration, it seeks to employ a full-time junior environmental specialist to assist with operational activities in the SIZA office.  To find out about the requirements for this post, please follow the link provided: