The Forums shortlisted for the SEDEX Awards

The Forums shortlisted for the SEDEX Awards

Congratulations!!

Thanks to your effort and involvement the Ethical Trade Forums have been classified as one of the three shortlisted candidates for the Sedex Responsible Business Awards that are convened for the fourth year to recognize the most important responsible supply projects and sustainability initiatives. The awards ceremony will take place in London on March 18th.

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Roadblock during demonstrations

Roadblock during demonstrations

The fruit and vegetable sector lives, day after day, protests in our country with roadblock that, in the other hand, have been developed without incidents beyond what is expected in kind of these situations. Retentions that reach several kilometers and alternative deviations enabled by the police.

In the image taken from the Vanguardia newspaper  you can see some growers who set fire to piles of plastic boxes to generate barricades, forcing firefighters to intervene.

Why these protests?

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OPINION PIECE: Are these the Forum impacts? II

OPINION PIECE: Are these the Forum impacts? II

The Tangibles

I will focus today on some of the tangible impacts that I consider the Forums have already had on workers labor conditions trying to answer to some questions.

Are three meetings in each region per year and a few recently ongoing working groups enough to cause relevant changes in the companies that participate? Do these changes really affect and improve the working conditions of the workers? And what happens in the rest of the sector, is there an impact on it?

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