The SIZA improvement process has been designed to ensure Ethical Trade compliance from all suppliers in South-Africa. The goal is to have a commitment of continues improvement of labour and environmental conditions 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.

The SIZA  Social Standard is built on the following 8 principles:

  • Commitment to implementing Management Systems
  • No forced and Bonded Labour
  • No Child Labour
  • Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
  • No Discrimination, Harassment & Abuse
  • Health & Safety
  • Working Hours
  • Wages, Benefits & Terms of Employment 

The SIZA Social (Ethical) Standard can be downloaded from your homepage on the MySIZA platform. If you are not yet a member and would like to view the SIZA Standard for benchmarking purposes, please refer to our guidelines on the benchmarking process here. For any other queries relating to the SIZA Standards, please contact the SIZA office on +27 (0) 21 852 8184 or send an email to