Recruitment and harassment, key topics at the Sevilla Forum

Recruitment and harassment, key topics at the Sevilla Forum

Recruitment and harassment, key topics at the Sevilla Forum

The AC Sevilla Forum Hotel hosted great successfully the 2018 edition of the International Ethical Trade Forums. The recruitment of seasonal workers during the berry season and the regional actions plans that need to be in place to address the risks of sexual harassment on farms were the star themes of a meeting with 91 attendants and a total of 74 companies.

The ETF developed according to the challenges highlighted by the Suppliers at the Regional Forums held last June:

  • There is a dependency on migrant seasonal workers recruited in origin (impacting on communication due to language and multicultural barriers).
  • There are a lack of management systems and procedures on farms to effectively manage workers.
  • The sector needs to become more professional.
  • There is non-declared work and piece rate payment.
  • There is a lack of transparency of working conditions with smaller producers

 

Regarding recruitment, Isa Dias, from Madrefruta, explained how growers ran a collaborative recruitment platform to ensure that workers in the region were given employment on a continuous basis and were offered the same T&Cs across the region. Madrefruta is an umbrella association covering 43 producer companies in Portugal. They recruit in ERES countries, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Serbia. Outside of Europe, they have also recruited workers in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

In the issue of harassment, María Victoria Flores, from Tany Nature, gave a presentation on how companies should be implementing an Equal Treatment plan. She also encouraged a workshop on the development of an effective Protocol to deal with sexual harassment and discrimination.

In addition, different workshops and round tables developed in which reception programs, recruitment at source or the training of supervisors were addressed. Important to mention the Ignacio Castillo‘s presentation, about the use from social audits to identify risks in supply chains. Also, the analysis carried out by the SEDEX platform, which was premiered in the International Ethical Trade Forums.


 


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Los GRUPOS DE TRABAJO comenzaron en 2018 con el objetivo de colaborar con nuestros grupos de interés en el diseño de soluciones sostenibles a los retos laborales del sector.

En esta área se encuentran almacenados los trabajos en curso y resultados finales de los diferentes Grupos de Trabajo del Foro. Además, puedes encontrar los informes y presentaciones de los encuentros.

 

The WORKING GROUPS started in 2018 with the aim of collaborating with our stakeholders in the design of sustainable solutions to the labor challenges of the industry.

In this area, the work in progress and the final outcomes of the different Working Groups of the Forum are stored. Also you can have access to reports and presentations delivered at the events.

Foros Comercio Ético


International Ethical Trade Forums Sevilla 2018


Supermarkets


ALDI UK

CO-OP

MARKS AND SPENCER

SAINSBURY ́S

TESCO

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Importers


AG THAMES

ANGUS SOFT FRUITS

BARRY CALLEBAUT

BERRY GARDENS Ltd

BERRYWORLD UK

DPS

FRESHROYAL, S.L.

FRUTAS HERMANOS PULIDO, S.L.

INNOCENT DRINKS

IPL

MM UK Limited

ONUBAFRUIT

S&A PRODUCE

SAT BRENES FRUIT

SOLOBERRY SLU

TOTALWORLDFRESH LTD

UNITOM SGC Lda

WB CHAMBERS Ltd

WORLDWIDE FRUIT

Suppliers


AFRICAN RED

AGRICOLA EL BOSQUE, S.L.

AGRICOLA SAN BLAS DE RIBAFORADA S.Coop

AGROMARTIN S.L.

AGRUPACION DE COOPERATIVAS VALLE DEL JERTE

AMC SPECIAL NEW FRUIT FARMING

AROFA S.L

ATLANTIC BLUE, SL

BARO E HIJOS, S.L.

BERRIES DE LOS MIMBRALES

BONAFRU

CANSO

CARSOL EUROPE B.V.

DOÑANA1998

DRISCOLL’S DE ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.

EXPORTACIONES CISCAR S.L.

FRESHGOLD QUALITY

FRESON DE PALOS

FRUTAS BORJA

FUENSANA BIO, S.L.

GRUFESA

GRUPO ALBA INT

GRUPO CARTUJA

HALL HUNTER PORTUGAL

HORTIFRUT ESPAÑA SOUTHERN SUN, SL

HUBEL AGRICOLA

IBERFRUTA

MADRE FRUTA, Lda.

MASÍA CISCAR S.A.

MERCADO MONTILLA, S.L.

MOGALLA

MOGUER, CUNA DE PLATERO SCA

PROFRUTEX, SL

PRONAT, S.C.

PULIBERRIES, S.L.

ROYAL BERRIES, SL

ROYALCRESS SA

SAT 2803 TROPS

SAT BERRYNEST

SAT LAS PALMERITAS H0012

SAT SINTESIS

SCA NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA BELLA (COBELLA)

SPECIAL FRUIT PRODUCCIONES

SPECIAL FRUIT SPAIN

SUDOBERRY SA

SVZ

TANY NATURE, S.A.

TORREALTA SCL

ZANOBEET S.L

Foros Comercio Ético

The objective of the Ethical Trade Forums for Suppliers is to share experiences and discuss about the challenges we have in terms of working conditions in our environment, jointly seek new ideas or practices to be implemented in companies and work as a team to improve the working conditions in the agricultural sector.