Stronger Together, in partnership with the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trading Association (WIETA) and the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA), supports South African agri-businesses to address the risk of forced labour through best practice guidance, resources and training. Launched in 2017, the programme is supported by prominent industry bodies, retailers and importers and exporters across the supply chain. Businesses who engage in the programme come to understand the latest global market requirements on forced labour and how to implement effective labour management systems, which helps to secure market access. Support for your business Stronger Together offers a range of expertly designed workshops aimed at various job roles to equip individuals with the knowledge to address and prevent forced labour and labour exploitation effectively. The available workshops include:
To date, approximately 1 540 businesses have attended training, with 97% of participants reporting that the training helped them to understand the risk of forced labour and how to prevent it. Free and discounted places available are available on workshops to suppliers of the programme sponsors. Members of SIZA also receive a 30% discount on trainings. Please contact Stronger Together on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and discount codes.
Please follow the links below to access the updated toolkit in support of this programme.