Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2021. 9:28 am CST.
By BBN Staff: International Women’s day was celebrated worldwide on March 8, 2021.
Fyffes made the announcement to reinforce its commitment to gender equality.
The company said that it aims to have 100% of its owned sites in Latin America benefitting from Gender Equality Programs by 2025, as well as 50% of its suppliers by 2030.
According to Perishable News, global agricultural supply chains are a major employer of women, yet many of them often face significant gender inequalities on a regular basis.
A key goal of Fyffes’ sustainability strategy is to create a more inclusive workplace with women as equal partners with men.
In 2019, Fyffes established its 1st gender equality program
“Fyffes proactively recognized such risks and identified gender as a key priority within its sustainability strategy to improve the working conditions of its employees and the communities surrounding its farms. BSR was pleased to leverage its experience with our HERproject initiative to help Fyffes establish its first Gender Equality Program, which will give Fyffes employees the tools and platform to overcome some of those challenges,” said Margaux Yost, Manager at BSR.
Fyffes says that it is expanding that program and will launch HERessentials, a new digital gender empowerment program created by BSR’s HERProject, which will allow Fyffes to scale up its already successful Gender Equality Program and reach more workers across Fyffes farms.
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