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THRIVING COMMUNITIES

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Tackling all forms of discrimination and building diverse, inclusive communities and workplaces is vital to creating opportunities for everyone in the supply chain – and to achieving UN Sustainability Development Goals 5 and 10, which aim to reducing all forms inequality, but especially equal opportunity for women of all ages.

In many communities, women have unequal decision-making power, control over income, and access to education, finance, and land. In fact, according to the FAO, almost two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women (565 million) and most live in the developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where much of the world’s food is grown and processed. These women need support, whether that’s through literacy classes, health awareness programmes or professional development initiatives, designed to build confidence, motivation, and financial autonomy.

AtSource+ allows customers to track the support that is being provided to the women in their supply chain, measure the effectiveness of diversity efforts, and put action plans in place to drive further improvement.

METRICS

It measures a number of key metrics including:

Number of registered farmers in a farmer group held by women

Number of female farmers attending Good Agricultural Practices training

Number of women in a farmer group holding leadership positions

Number of local and foreign employees 

More info on metrics? Read here

IMPACT STORIES

CRACKING FEMALE EMPOWERMENT IN THE HAZELNUT HARVEST

Atike Kapan has worked the last 3 summers in the hazelnut farms of Turkey’s Black Sea region.

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