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Sustainibbles #1 – Challenges Faced Within in the Hazelnut Sector in Turkey

9 November 2017 | Members Only

“What food companies sell and how they are marketed, are competitive issues, but how sustainable it is produced, is a pre-competitive issue” – Dr. Jason Clay, WWF and member of SAI Platform Advisory Council

Starting in November, SAI Platform is exclusively offering our members - SUSTAINIBBLES - a series of 30 minute monthly webinars. Each month a different member will tell us about their sustainability programme across a variety of topics, commodities and regions. We will hear first-hand about real challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt.

Join us on November 9th, 2017 at 15:00 CET 

Sustainibbles #1 - Combating social challenges in hazelnut agriculture in Turkey: approach & lessons learnt

Our first speaker, Phyllis Kong, Sustainability Project Developer (Human Rights & Responsible Sourcing) at Ferrero will kick-start the series talking about the social challenges Ferrero faced in hazelnut agriculture. 

The agenda of the webinar: 

- Introduction to Ferrero

- Challenges faced in the hazelnut sector in Turkey 

  • • Human Rights risks as business risk - child labour and unfair labour practices owing to the phenomenon of domestic migration
  • • Complexity of supply chain
  • • Lack of centrally organised and endorsed data
  • • Child labour as a systemic issue

- Ferrero approach and work on social issues

  • • Human Rights Due Diligence approach on which Ferrero activities are built: access/identify, action, remediate and communicate;
  • • In-house Ferrero Farming Value Project (targeted farmers)
  • • ILO PPP Partnership (targeted seasonal migrant workers)

- Lessons learnt

  • • Partnership
  • • HRDD - Human Rights Due Diligence
  • • Beyond compliance, continuous monitoring, and evaluation

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