Social responsibility, including fair and just treatment of employees, is important no matter where in the world a company is doing business – A message from the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
The Fresh Produce Association of America (FPAA) supports the strong enforcement tools used by U.S. Customs and Border protection to both safeguard our ports of entry and to investigate and enforce the fair treatment of people working across supply chains. The FPAA also supports collaboration between CBP and the Government of Mexico for these and other important issues under the strong framework of established trade agreements.
Social responsibility, including fair and just treatment of employees, is important no matter where in the world a company is doing business. Consistent with these values, our members work with their suppliers to provide consumers around the world with safe and healthy fresh fruits and vegetables grown in a socially responsible manner.
The FPAA also works to prevent abuses by providing education programs on the labor supply chain and social responsibility best practices. Our most recent event on October 15 was held in conjunction with Alianza Hortofrutícola Internacional para el Fomento de la Responsabilidad Social (AHIFORES) to educate companies on Mexican labor standards, USMCA labor provisions, the importance of social responsibility programs, and companies’ responsibilities to their employees.
Learn more about how the FPAA supports members and their growers in developing best practices in social responsibility throughout the supply chain: https://www.freshfrommexico.com/social-responsibility/