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Supermarkets provide insight into living wage gap in banana sector

23-04-2021

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 new chair Agreement

08-09-2020

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 commit to living wage in the banana sector

08-11-2019

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.

First annual report: Parties to the IRBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector take first steps

19-09-2019

Supermarkets, food producers and other companies trading in food products take their first bold steps on the road to International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC).

Agreement Food Product Sector publishes monitoring instrument

03-09-2019

The International RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector has developed a monitoring instrument for companies.

Inspiration session stakeholders agreement food products sector

23-05-2019

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.

Food products sector boosts sustainability in production chain

29-06-2018

The parties in the Dutch food products sector are joining forces to ensure responsible business conduct in the international production chain. Today, they signed the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreement for the Food Products Sector.