Tag Archives: Cost Benefit of SIZA

The cost of compliance has always been a sensitive and uncomfortable subject. The aim of compliance is not to create financial strain on the business but a requirement to ensure a third-party certification body has evaluated specific requirements of a standard required by the farm’s clients/buyers.

The example below looks at a hypothetical producer with a farm and a packhouse growing and packing table grapes and citrus for export to North America, the UK, and Europe. Through the equivalence and benchmarks provided by SIZA, this producer has an estimated saving of R44 160 per year related to compliance costs.