The Spain Suppliers Ethical Trade Forum is driven by the following supermarkets in the United Kingdom; Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Food, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Waitrose and ASDA, as well as some Importing Companies in the United Kingdom.
The objective of the Forum is to find an adequate space to share experiences and best practices with other related organizations, comment openly on the challenges and work in collaboration to improve working conditions in the agricultural sector. It is aimed at key operating personnel responsible for managing the welfare of workers in production sites and producer companies.
This event, ‘Motivation of the workers and the retention of talent’, was organized by Conexión Social with the support of a Working Group formed by some Importing Companies and Suppliers. An experience in the theme chosen for this event, Helena Pérez, from the company Improvingworklife, was invited to participate.
“The eventuals are the quarry of the staff and we have to take care of them. There are eventuals that return each campaign “
The venue of the event was kindly suggested by one of the Importing Companies, G’s Fresh, through Sharon Cross, and is located near the coast of San Javier.
COLLADOS DE RODA – Roda Golf and Beach Resort
Crt. F-27 Los Narejos-San Cayetano
San Javier, Murcia
There was a short waiting list the previous week, but in the end all the providers that registered were invited to the Forum. Amount to 48 delegates attended the Forum. In the initial presentations, attendees were encouraged to participate actively throughout the day and, as a result, numerous ideas and interesting comments were received on all the topics discussed. In addition, there was participation in interactive exercises and debates, as well as comments and ideas written in post-its that were stuck on the walls of the room.
Throughout the day, proposals for topics to be worked on in the next Forums were collected and, after finishing the debate with the Working Groups, they were detailed and voted on. The result was the following:
- Measure commitment on ethical issues – 13
- Recognition – Leadership – CSR – 15
- Overtime Management – 28
- Ethical audits – 6
- Worker evaluation and monitoring – 19
- Training middle managers – 30
- ETT Management – 4
- Motivation with stress – 8
- Collaboration Management – 21
This document includes the contributions of the participants in the group dynamics sessions and also comments and conclusions gathered during the day.
En esta área se encuentran almacenados los trabajos en curso y resultados finales de los diferentes Grupos de Trabajo del Foro. Además, puedes encontrar los informes y presentaciones de los encuentros.
In this area, the work in progress and the final outcomes of the different Working Groups of the Forum are stored. Also you can have access to reports and presentations delivered at the events.