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EFI receives grant from Walmart Foundation

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that the Walmart Foundation has awarded it a new one-year grant of $700,000.

How to build a socially responsible business

- Analysis
To determine how to build a socially responsible business, we first need to determine what a "socially responsible business" is.

EFI named qualified certifying organization for Walmart

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Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that it has been recognized as a third-party-verified certification program for Walmart U.S.’s new pollinator health commitments.

EFI relaunches Responsible Recruitment Scorecard

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In support of the fresh produce industry’s commitment to the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, retail buyers are increasingly asking grower-shippers to demonstrate how they are proactively keeping forced labor out of their workforce.

Workers’ Rights: Treat them with respect and dignity

- Analysis
There is no single box to check for corporate social responsibility. It’s not a simple and quick solution. It’s a commitment to doing what is right and making continuous improvements by constantly engaging your employees.

EFI teams making a difference during pandemic

- General News
Although 2020 has been a year like no other, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and training organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, continued to grow and prove its unique value to the fresh produce industry.

EFI hires compliance expert as Certification Manager

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On its continued path of growth, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has hired Karla Cook as certification manager.

Misionero achieves EFI certification

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To acquire the EFI certification, Misionero received the required leadership and skill development training, as well as an audit by a third-party certifying body. Misionero is currently partnering with its growing partners to bring the first EFI-labeled leafy greens into the marketplace. 

Rainier Fruit training for EFI certification this fall

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SELAH, WA, March 16, 2020 – As a leader in the apple category, Rainier Fruit BB …

Equitable Food Initiative expands into Guatemala with Alpine Fresh

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative announced that Alpine Fresh, Inc. has received its third farm certification for its growing operation in Guatemala. Under the new certification, French beans will be available in Costco Wholesale with EFI’s Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured label.