ABOUT ETHICAL AUDITS


The ethical audit is not a pass/fail exercise. The purpose of the audit is to identify areas on the site that are non-compliant and require corrective actions and improvement. The aim of the SIZA programme is to support producers in ensuring there is compliance and ongoing improvement in labour conditions on their sites. The ethical audit is therefore not a tick box exercise and involves proof of evidence.  SIZA is an online benchmark for producers to prove compliance with South African labour laws via 3rd party social ethical audits conducted by accredited audit bodies. Auditors regularly visit farms, addressing farmworkers independently of farm-owners, so that they can speak freely about labour practices on the farm.