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Consumers value socially conscious brands even during high inflation

- Analysis
While it was not surprising that 80% of socially conscious respondents placed importance on buying from socially responsible brands, the fact that 67% of all respondents felt that way shows the blurring the line between socially conscious and the general population.

EFI working with produce leaders to launch program in 2023

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced a two-year, $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to support implementation of the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices.

EFI shares facts and figures during National Farm Safety and Health Week

- General News
According to statistics from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), every day approximately 100 farmworkers suffer a lost time injury, with the total industry cost exceeding $8 billion.

EFI adds marketing and data experts to staff

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the multistakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is proud to welcome two employees filling new positions on the team.

Equitable Food Initiative elects two new board members

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the multi-stakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has named two new board members.

EFI supports Biden administration efforts on ethical recruitment

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces its support for the proposed new guidance on ethical recruitment from the Biden-Harris Administration’s Collaborative Migration Management Strategy.

EFI provides free training tools: Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has collaborated with Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH), a part of the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, to support the development of a worksite training and toolkit, ¡Basta! Preventing Sexual Harassment in Agriculture

It’s National [INSERT CAUSE HERE] Day – Why farmworkers deserve celebration too

- Analysis
We have a designated day, week and month celebration for nearly every idea and every person you can imagine. Thankfully, seven whole days have been set aside for National Farmworker Awareness Week, which runs March 25-31 each year.

EFI report highlights 10 ways to improve recruitment

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently published findings of an eight-month survey highlighting the challenges Mexican farmworkers face when they are recruited and deployed to work.

EFI brings new focus on Midwest growers

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the certification and skill-building organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, continues to provide tools and resources for agricultural workforce development.