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.
SIZA membership brings a total of 353 profiles which could be added to the total membership data of 3 680 primary registrations which adds up to 4 026 users of primary, secondary and tertiary members of SIZA. The 4 026 users consist of 75 audit managers, auditors and audit personnel, 132 secondary members (including buyers such as exporters, importers and retailers), 43 tertiary members (including consultants and remedy solution programmes), 3 environmental verification users, 3 GHG Specialist users, 90 secondary contacts (additional compliance personnel who are added on primary profiles).
SIZA and LEAF Marque Announce Equivalency Agreement to Streamline Audit Processes for South African Producers
Producers will now have the convenience of undergoing a single SIZA environmental audit, supplemented by a LEAF bolt-on module, conducted by mutually recognized and approved audit firms and auditors. The primary objective of this collaborative effort is to alleviate the certification burdens on producers, eliminate redundancy, and foster greater alignment between standards. To read more: Press Release - LEAF Marque SIZA final
"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."