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Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR): A new idea for a new century

[hupso title=”Tale of the tape: How the #FairFoodProgram measures up to #CSR” url=”http://ciw-online.org/”] Worker-driven social responsibility puts workers first when addressing human rights in corporate supply chains…   If you are even a casual reader of this site you know this:  The Fair Food Program has effected unprecedented change in Florida’s fields since it was implemented across 90% of the state’s tomato industry in 2011.  It has eliminated or greatly reduced longstanding abuses from sexual harassment to modern-day slavery, added over $15 million in Fair Food Premiums to farm payrolls, and earned the praise of human rights experts from the White […]

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TalkPoverty.org, a project of Center for American Progress, runs great read on the Fair Food Program…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@talkpoverty, @BillMoyers run great read on #FairFoodProgram” url=”http://ciw-online.org/”] Moyers & Company also picks up article analyzing worker-led approach that drives success of CIW’s Fair Food Program… Over the past generation, Corporate Social Responsibility programs (a field known by the acronym “CSR”) – based on a mix of corporate-drafted vendor codes of conduct, voluntary compliance, and periodic auditing – have been embraced and promoted by large corporations looking to blunt increasing public scrutiny of inhumane labor conditions in their suppliers’ operations.  Yet today, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on CSR initiatives around the globe, non-compliance with basic labor and human […]

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