Agreement for the Food Products Sector
The food products sector (food product industry and supermarkts) contribute greatly to the Dutch economy. The secor facilitates jobs for 435.000 persons and has a total revenue of around 101 bilion euro. Many food products or ingredients, which are available in Dutch shops, are produced outside the Netherlands.
Worldwide the food products sector is a big industry with a high risk on childlabour, unsafe workenvironments, excessive use of pesticides, crowding out small farms and unfair prices. Often those problems are so complex, a single company can not change anything about this. Therefore, a broad coalition of stakeholders have signed this agreement to take steps to stop human rights violations in the food products value chains.
- Start: The 29th of June 2018
- Duration: 5 years
- Stakeholders: Initially 11 parties and 1 supporter. Take a look at the current list
- Secretary: The Social Economic Council (SER)
- Main goals CNV: Participation in the steering committee and participation in the working group living wages; sharing knowledge with local network on IRBC-riskmanagement