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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture.  Visit the SASA website on http://www.isealalliance.org/sasa . Overview of SASA – Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture A joint project of FLO, SAI, SAN and IFOAM 8 December 2003 SCI Meeting,Geneva

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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

Overview of SASA –

Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

A joint project of FLO, SAI, SAN and IFOAM

8 December 2003

SCI Meeting,Geneva

Dr. Sasha Courville, project coordinator

mailto:sasa@isealalliance.org

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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

the initiators ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

FLO - Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International

SAI - Social Accountability International

SAN - Sustainable Agriculture Network, Rainforest Alliance

IFOAM - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

ISEAL and FAO are Project Partners

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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

objectives ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • SASA - Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture - is a collaborative project of four social and environmental verification systems, which aims to
    • develop tools and guidelines for the implementation of social audits across a wide range of agricultural systems
    • foster convergence between the four collaborating initiatives FLO, SAI, SAN, IFOAM through shared learning
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

sub-objectives ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • Tools for social auditing
    • To develop best practice guidelines for social auditing and standard-setting in sustainable agriculture
  • Supply chain considerations
    • To examine supply chain actors’ impacts and responsibilities
  • Small holders
    • To address particular needs of smallholder producers
  • Mutual promotion
    • To explore the possibilities of mutual promotion of complementary systems
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

methodology ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • Workshops and decision-making on specific topics
  • Joint research audit exercises at inspection level
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

Initial Results ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • On social standards and auditing methodologies
    • There is significant convergence in social standards of the participating systems on most social standards issues
    • Further coordination and convergence of standards where possible, especially on difficult social auditing issues
    • Significant learning in best practice audit methodologies:
      • Health and safety in agriculture – learning from SAN
      • Smallholder approaches – learning from FLO and IFOAM
      • Verification of worker rights – learning from SAI
    • Addressing difficult social auditing issues:
      • Working Hours, Undocumented Workers, Freedom of Association
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

Initial Results ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • On coordination between the four initiatives:
  • Context:
  • SASA initiatives are 4 main verification systems in agriculture
  • Some overlap but also key differences in approach (due to missions) and in target clients that makes these systems distinct
  • Question - How can these initiatives coordinate to:
    • Reduce overlaps
    • Build synergies between complementary systems
    • Provide a high quality alternative to proliferation of initiatives
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

Initial Results ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • One possibility: One Stop Shop Approach
  • SASA initiatives under one “roof” through ISEAL – I.e. Airline Alliances or Department Store
  • Distinct initiatives but coordination through a seamless interface to improve services to producers and workers, supply chain companies, retailers and consumers
  • Requires coordination in delivery of products to clients but also in supporting processes to be able to deliver effective solutions
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

One Stop Shop ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

  • Currently under discussion:
  • Information “Department”: generic and comparative information on certification systems (standards, scope, case studies on costs and benefits*, reference lists, markets)
  • Evaluation “Department: self-evaluation tools
  • Implementation “Department”: Extension and training
  • Inspection “Department”: integrated audit, modular components (traceability, management systems, ICS), streamlined documentation requirements, auditor training
  • Appropriate and cost-effective certification packages
  • Communication to consumers and institutions
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Social Accountability in Sustainable Agriculture

Time frame ►

 Visit the SASA website onhttp://www.isealalliance.org/sasa

Oct. 03 - Feb. 04 Evaluation workshops targeting key stakeholder groups

Nov.03 - Jan 04 Final audit exercises trialling the One Stop Shop:

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April 20-21st 2004 Final SASA Conference at FAO, Rome

Then… Implementation