RESOURCES


MAKING YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE


Partner Africa has developed a number of resources in order to facilitate the adoption of responsible business practices.


Please get in touch should you require any further information at advisory@partnerafrica.org


Business Toolkit
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.

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Human Rights Benchmark

A benchmark for implementing a best practice human rights agenda in your business. Please get in touch at advisory@partnerafrica.org to receive a free copy of our self-assessment tool..

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ESG Mining Guide
A beginner’s guide to responsible mining in Africa. ESG Mining Guide: A beginner’s guide to responsible mining in Africa.ESG Mining Guide: A beginner’s guide to responsible mining in Africa.ESG Mining Guide: A beginner’s guide to responsible mining in Africa.

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Agricultural Supply Chains in Africa
This learning paper has been developed by Partner Africa, in collaboration with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), to present the key trends and emerging themes of the impact of Covid-19 on suppliers and smallholder groups taking part in the ‘Securing workers’ rights in a Covid-19 context in East African agriculture supply chains’ project. The findings in this paper are drawn from the needs assessments undertaken with the project’s 12 suppliers.

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The Impact of Covid-19 on Suppliers and Workers in Africa
Since May 2020 Partner Africa and &Wider have been working with global businesses and their suppliers in the agri-business and textiles industries across Africa; to monitor the reality on the ground for both suppliers and their workers in relation to human rights risk and impact. This report outlines the findings from this research which included surveys with 7,425 workers and 297 managers and interviews with 31 key stakeholders.

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Health and Safety Risks Within African Supply Chains - Poster
Developed in partnership with the AIM-Progress Africa Hub, this poster sits alongside the more detailed guide, to provide a quick reference point for information on the Health and Safety landscape within South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.

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Identifying Salient Health and Safety Risks Within African Supply Chains
Developed in partnership with the AIM-Progress Africa Hub, this guide seeks to provide information on the Health and Safety landscape within eight key sourcing countries in Africa: South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. The guide is intended to be used by Risk & Governance teams, Responsible Sourcing leads, category buyers, and procurement teams when assessing the salient Health and Safety risks within their African supply chains.

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Managing and mitigating outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace
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 advisory@partnerafrica.org 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.

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Making Business Continuity Planning Easy & Accessible
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 advisory@partnerafrica.org to receive the templates and tools referred to in the guide.

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Securing workers' rights in a COVID-19 context in East African Agriculture Supply Chains
This case study report has been developed by Partner Africa, in collaboration with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) as part of the FCDO funded ‘Securing workers’ rights in a COVID-19 context in East African agriculture supply chains’ project, to give voice to workers who have benefitted from several project interventions in Kenya and Zimbabwe and illustrates what they have learned and why it was essential for them and their families. It also provides testimonies from suppliers’ management on how certain trainings have helped their businesses in strengthening resilience against COVID-19.

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Recommendations for building back fairer from the COVID-19 pandemic
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 advisory@partnerafrica.org to receive a free copy of this poster.

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