Dutch supermarkets have joined forces to ensure a living wage for banana workers in the international production chain. The partnering retailers aim is to reduce the gap between the currently paid wages and the living wage for their entire banana assortment by at least 75% within five years.
Supermarkets, food producers and other companies trading in food products take their first bold steps on the road to International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC).
The International RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector has developed a monitoring instrument for companies.
Which issues do companies in the food sector face when they start due diligence? How can parties within the agreement help companies to manage the risks in their international value chain? At the inspiration session of the IRBC Agreement for the Food Product sector on May 21 in Utrecht, practice played a central role.