• RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL TRADE

  • RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL TRADE

  • RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL TRADE

  • RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL TRADE

  • RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL TRADE

  • RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL TRADE

Partner Africa’s purpose is to improve the working conditions and livelihoods of workers and producers in African supply chains. Headquartered in Nairobi with regional hubs in North, South and West Africa, Partner Africa is a leading NGO working across 50 countries in Africa and the Near East.

Through our Auditing and Advisory services, we positively engage with clients to identify, address and report on the salient environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in their organisation and supply chains and adopt responsible business practices. Our work is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and other international best practice standards.

We work with companies, communities and governments to achieve our mission. We have expertise in a number of industries, including agribusiness, apparel, manufacturing, services and extractives.

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WHAT WE OFFER



 

Auditing


Partner Africa is known for its unique worker-centred approach to auditing and its team of local auditors able to deliver audits in 50 countries in Africa and the Near East. We are trusted by global brands, ethical trading bodies and industry associations to carry out social audits.

Partner Africa is a member of the Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) and has expertise in a range of standards and certifications. We audit against leading industry standards and techniques, such as SMETA 2 and 4 Pillar, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) Social Standard and the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) code, and global brand standards, including the Coca-Cola Supplier Guiding Principles and the Unilever Responsible Sourcing Audit. We also have the flexibility to audit against individual supplier codes of conduct and undertake smallholder assessments.

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Advisory


With our pan-African reach and experienced teams, we deliver practical, client-specific advisory services. We draw upon our knowledge of local capabilities and culture to implement responsible business practices and ESG  solutions that move beyond compliance. We work with individual clients and at sector-level to address systemic business and human rights issues in the region. 

In accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other international best practice standards, we work to investigate  issues, design and build programmes to address and remedy salient risks, engage or convene stakeholders and help clients as they measure the impact and report on the progress of their responsible business programmes.


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TRUSTED BY GLOBAL BRANDS



A Real Partnership

Our relationship with Partner Africa has been a real partnership, from supporting us with the development of our responsible sourcing programme, to providing insights into the development of our supplier training and capability building projects. We have also benefitted from access to their network of innovative partners, all committed to genuine impact and improvements in supply chain conditions

CLARE FLANNERY, SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, ABINBEV

2018-03-12T18:26:39+03:00

CLARE FLANNERY, SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, ABINBEV

Our relationship with Partner Africa has been a real partnership, from supporting us with the development of our responsible sourcing programme, to providing insights into the development of our supplier training and capability building projects. We have also benefitted from access to their network of innovative partners, all committed to genuine impact and improvements in supply chain conditions

Hugely valuable Experience and Expertise

Partner Africa have been instrumental in supporting our responsible sourcing programme across our African supply chain. Their experience and expertise has been hugely valuable in delivering the programme management of our supplier ethical audit activity, as well as supporting agricultural supply chain assessments, and the creation of supplier capability development tools

Joe Maguire, Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Diageo

2018-03-12T18:27:53+03:00

Joe Maguire, Head of Sustainable Sourcing, Diageo

Partner Africa have been instrumental in supporting our responsible sourcing programme across our African supply chain. Their experience and expertise has been hugely valuable in delivering the programme management of our supplier ethical audit activity, as well as supporting agricultural supply chain assessments, and the creation of supplier capability development tools

honesty and integrity

Partner Africa conduct all the audits for Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and for our African Countries in the International Division. I value the working relationship that we have and the honesty and integrity with which the team tackle their work. They are true professionals. They have assisted greatly in terms of training our teams and inducting them prior to the audits. Post the audits, they assist us to actively seek solutions to our challenges. I look forward to an ongoing partnership in the years to come

MEGAN VAN ZYL, REWARDS AND SERVICES MANAGER, COCA-COLA BEVERAGES AFRICA

2018-03-12T19:10:05+03:00

MEGAN VAN ZYL, REWARDS AND SERVICES MANAGER, COCA-COLA BEVERAGES AFRICA

Partner Africa conduct all the audits for Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and for our African Countries in the International Division. I value the working relationship that we have and the honesty and integrity with which the team tackle their work. They are true professionals. They have assisted greatly in terms of training our teams and inducting them prior to the audits. Post the audits, they assist us to actively seek solutions to our challenges. I look forward to an ongoing partnership in the years to come