Ethical Trade Forums

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J. O Sims Ltd joins our sponsors

J. O Sims Ltd joins our sponsors

The Ethical Trading Forums have started 2022 with great news: JO Sims Ltd, one of the UK's leading suppliers of fresh fruit, fruit ingredients and fruit snacks, has decided to support our work by joining the list of sponsors. Thus, step by step, the Ethical Trade...

Happy New Year from Ethical Trade Forums!

Happy New Year from Ethical Trade Forums!

Happy New Year from Ethical Trade Forums!  2021 was another successful year of growth and positive change for the Forums team, and we greatly appreciate your continued support to educate, connect, and engage workers, buyers, suppliers, and brands. Let's keep working...

Merry Christmas to all Ethical Trade Forums (ETF) members!

Merry Christmas to all Ethical Trade Forums (ETF) members!

For another year we have reached Christmas without even noticing it. It is at this point that we pause to look back and evaluate the work and effort that has been carried out by the Forums over the last twelve months. What we see, the reality of this initiative, is...

Members

The Forums and its surroundings

“To highlight the attitude and mentality that the attendees of the Forums have nowadays. In the first editions, I think that most of us went to these Forums thinking that the organizers wanted to audit us. Fortunately, these Forums have become quite the opposite, a tool for our companies to help us achieve goals and objectives that we previously did not consider "

Salva Mocholi | Quality Department – Frutas Beltrán

"The personal relation, the idea of the Working Groups that have come out of the forums and being able to share the Best Practices. We have applied the information learned in the forums to social audits and especially to training and information for workers"

Belén Fernández de Peñaranda | Social and Environmental Impact Iberia Coordinator – DRISCOLL´S

"There is a lot to gain from participating in the Ethical Trade Forums. We all managed to go in the same direction. I think it is important that this is maintained and that it lasts over time"

Jesús Pablo Cañizares | Internal auditor – COPROHNIJAR

"For me it was an imperative need to participate in this group because our point of view, our contribution and our knowledge have to be a basis to counteract the sensationalist press and the information it transmits to our clients. I think it's a good opportunity for both the participant and the company to make themselves known and for clients to see our active participation. I encourage you to join us and let your knowledge be part of our knowledge too"

Miguel Ángel Moya | Technical Director – QPI (Spain)

"The benefits of participating in the FCE and its working groups, apart from knowing many colleagues and establishing a relationship with them within the sector, are that we work and know new situations, challenges and news that arise throughout the season that help us to know how we should and can face them, apart from sharing new concerns and ways of working from which we are learning"

Isabel Martínez | Technical Department – ANGUS SOFT FRUITS

"After the last forum (2018) we surveyed the staff on some points to find out how the workers saw the issues we had addressed"

Rosa Mª Sánchez | Quality Manager – ECOINVER EXPORT S.L.

"We learn a lot and try to make the worker's life better"

Ana Chaffey | Quality Manager – ROYALVEG FRESH PRODUCE,S.L.

"One of the benefits of the Forums is to have contacts with companies in the sector, with colleagues with the same initiatives and concerns and to meet people from the suppliers', exporters' and retailers' side"

Juan Carballar | Technical Department –  ANGUS SOFT FRUITS

"Anticipating issues, also being generous and transparent while collaborating, are the keys for success at an initiative like the Forums"

Sergio Barberá | Founder and Managing Director – Conexión Social

"The Ethical Trade Forums have become a must for the companies committed with good practices in managing people"

Damiano Farrugio | Sustainable Sourcing Technologist – AMC

"Within the Ethical Trade Forums, the Working Groups are being very important to develop a work with great professionals and colleagues. We all have the same problems at ethics and labour issues and here we can develop certain solutions that are valuable for everyone. I encourage you to participate and collaborate with us"

Yolanda Serrano | Technical Manager – BAKKAVOR