Code of Conduct

1. Context

AHSA members are governed by the highest principles with regard to agricultural practices, environmental protection, and workers’ rights.

Most of the members have the GLOBAL GAP certification and tend to propose adding the GRASP module to it, specific to social issues.

While these certifications are not a generalized practice, all associates undertake to respect the Code of Conduct that is indicated below and whose commitment is confirmed by signing this document.

2. Code

There are 5 pillars of this code of conduct. AHSA members commit themselves to:

a) Human Rights

  • Respect and promote Human Rights by not tolerating their violations such as the use of child labor, forced labor, slavery, or human trafficking, directly or indirectly

b) Labor Rights

  • No discrimination based on race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation
  • To guarantee fair and equitable monetary retribution and benefits, always respecting and/or exceeding the law, including the fulfillment of legal working hours
  • To assure its workers knowledge and training
  • As far as the law allows, the employer will try to ensure the dignity of the accommodation used by the worker

c) Environment

  • Do everything possible to reduce the consumption of natural resources, with particular emphasis on water, working to ensure maximum efficiency of use
  • Promoting environmental responsibility – 3 R’s
  • Search for clean and innovative technologies
  • Strict compliance with all applicable environmental legislation – Implementation of policies/procedures/systems that improve performance and minimize environmental impact
  • Increasingly seek to measure and reduce environmental impact
  • Promote biodiversity

d) Health and Safety

  • By system, identify, control, and prevent risks
  • Ensure means of protection and training in prevention, health, and safety for workers
  • At all times, the food safety of the food produced is a priority and non-negotiable

e) Ethical Conduct

  • Comply with and encourage compliance with good practices of ethical conduct
  • Not to make unauthorized data of third parties available
  • Not to tolerate any form of corruption, fraud, or failure to comply with tax duties