To date, 62% of SIZA’s total members are registered for the Environmental module. From 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, 1 188 SIZA members have completed their Environmental Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) on the SIZA platform, of which 1 127 were approved and 61 were reviewed and sent back for the necessary corrections to be made. Currently, the SIZA Environmental team is following up with members on a regular basis to complete their Environmental SAQs for their current membership period. SIZA would like to urge buyers and retailers to assist the Environmental team with this process by regularly following up with members as well.
Over the course of the last three months (1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020), SIZA received 287 new Environmental SAQs. This growth in SAQs can be attributed to the exposure of the platform to more suppliers, as well as markets requesting visibility on producers’ environmental performance.