Read this learning paper to discover the outcome of this gender-sensitive project – a project that adapted the Smeta audit methodology to effectively identify and address gender issues in global supply chains. The paper delves into pressing issues around how current social auditing methodologies can be adapted to better recognise and tackle the unique challenges faced by women in global supply chains.
The paper also offers valuable insights into, and practical recommendations for, Sedex, suppliers, buyers, auditors, and auditing bodies, to empower the most vulnerable people engaged in African supply chains. Join us in our mission to champion gender equality and fair labour practices throughout the supply chain.
Download our learning paper now and be a part of shaping a more equitable and sustainable future for all.
How are bee product companies in Africa able to ensure responsible sourcing across their supply chain?
The guide outlines good practice in relation to responsible business
and human rights due diligence, providing practical advice and tools. It has been developed as a resource for use across the African continent – for Africa-based bee product suppliers, civil society actors and researchers, and international businesses.
People are a core and valuable asset for every business and in order to have an efficient, productive business, employees need to work in good conditions. Good working conditions go hand in hand with productivity, quality and efficiency as essential elements of building a sustainable and resilient business.
This toolkit provides suppliers with practical assistance on how to improve in these areas: outlining why each issue is important to your business, what you need to do in practice and practical tools to support you as you make improvements. The Toolkit is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. It is also broken down into the individual chapters and a number of related tools and resources have been made available.
This toolkit is written and produced by Partner Africa, with the support of ABInBev, The Cola-Cola Company, Diageo and AIM-PROGRESS.
A resource pack has been developed by Partner Africa and the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) for African agricultural suppliers to support the management of COVID-19 outbreaks. It includes a range of checklists, tools and standard operating procedures.
Download the Resource Pack Guidance Sheet below, which provides guidance on how to use the pack, a summary of the resources available for you and how to use them in your workplace. Download the Procedure Flow below, which provides an overview of the process to follow in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
Please get in touch at email@example.com to receive the combined workbook tool, the flowcharts and the awareness-raising posters and videos (available in English, Swahili, Shona and Amharic) as referred to in the guidance sheet.
Together with Sentinel Africa, Partner Africa has have developed a practical guide for African suppliers in the agri-food sector to make Business Continuity Planning easy and accessible. Effective Business Continuity Planning is important as it helps suppliers manage internal and external risks and strengthen resilience against current and future shocks – such as COVID-19. This practical guide supports suppliers with implementing Business Continuity Planning in four steps by providing templates and tools and accessible guidance on how to use these materials. Download below. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the templates and tools referred to in the guide.
This paper puts forward recommendations for building back fairer from the COVID-19 pandemic and creating a more sustainable and resilient flower supply chain in Kenya and across East Africa.
The recommendations are based on learning from the Building Resilience in Flower Supply Chains project – a partnership led by Fairtrade and MM Flowers to support workers during the COVID-19 crisis to meet their immediate needs, while also promoting a more sustainable flower sector to bolster long-term resilience.
Please get in touch at email@example.com to receive a free copy of this poster.