In agricultural communities, labor conditions can be difficult. Workers spend long hours hand weeding or working with machinery, and too often health and safety lose priority.
We are the first agriculture company to receive accreditation from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in India, where a majority of our seed supply farms are located. Since 2004, we’ve partnered with the FLA to develop new approaches to address fair labor throughout our supply chain. Our work to improve worker conditions continuously improves our compliance programs, which determine if and when worker rights are violated so that they can be rectified according to the Fair Labor Code of Conduct. We encourage our seed suppliers to comply with our standards through intensive training and financial incentives.