The international RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector had an interview with Heineken’s Benjamin Gatland, Director Social Sustainability and Diane Zivkovic, Director Global Business Conduct, to discuss their approach to access to remedy and their grievance mechanism. This mechanism is critical to enforce Heineken’s Code of Business Conduct.
Over the last year, Dutch supermarkets that are part of CBL worked on their commitment to close the living wage gap in the banana sector. The commitment is part of the IRBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector. They worked on this together with IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative.
Ewald Wermuth is the new chair of the IRBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector. The Steering Committee has ratified his appointment this week.
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.