In 2018, Stronger Together launched a new global supply chain project to promote responsible employment in the wine and fruit growing industries in South Africa which was funded by the United Kingdom Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund. The project is implemented in partnership with WIETA and SIZA. The UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires that large UK based businesses take steps in addressing and reducing the risk of modern slavery within their global supply chains. This includes any form of forced and bonded labour, human trafficking, and preventing freedom of association. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for South African producers to ensure that their labour management practices are fair. The training programmes assist to secure market access and protect the livelihood of these sectors, and will also create a healthier work environment where exploitative labour practices are discouraged and workers are protected. This programme completed its second phase in March and is now implementing its third phase to continue the work that has been done since 2018.
Please follow the links below to access the updated toolkit in support of this programme.