Enabling South African Agriculture to be a global leader. Ensuring sustainable, ethical trade and environmental stewardship.


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 objectives of SIZA are as follows:

  • To implement a locally relevant and managed ethical trade programme, aligned to local and international standards in a professional manner
  • To support ongoing improvement of labour conditions on farms and packhouses
  • To help manage commercial risks allied to ethical trade matters
  • To give retailers (and other stakeholders) confidence in the South African supply base
  • To drive convergence with other ethical programmes
  • To avoid duplication and to assist growers with ethical labour practice compliance whilst minimizing costs.
  • To support ethical practices along the supply chain
  • To create full visibility for retailers on their suppliers