Worker Welfare

We set out to provide uplifting, fair and equitable workplaces and have set policies to ensure this happens.


Constantia, a permanent employee at OZblu®‘s Wolseley Berries, speaks about her commitment to working hard and creating a positive path for her children to follow.

OZblu® adheres to labour standards as defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention
as well as SIZA – the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa.


The SIZA programme was established as a pro-active response by the South African fruit industry to promote sound and on-going improvement of ethical labour practices on South African fruit farms and in packhouses. With the aim to encourage continuous improvement in practices over time in excess of the minimum legal requirements.


SIZA has endorsed the adoption of the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Reference tools as the platform for its own audit scheme.

The GSCP is supported by various retailers, including Tesco, Walmart, M&S, Ahold, Migros, COOP Switzerland, ICA, Delhaize, Carrefour and Pick ′n Pay.

  • OZblu® is committed to and enforces:

    • Fair labour practices in the workplace.
    • The work place is free from: compulsory labour, child labour, discrimination, forced labour and sexual coercion with systems in place to provide protection from such situations.
    • Fair wages and a formal contract of employment.
    • All employees have access to equal opportunities.
    • Freedom of association and collective bargaining through organisations such as trade unions.
    • Environmental health and worker safety.
    • Legal working hours as well as monitoring and accurate recording of working hours.

These commitments are regularly audited by approved independent third-party auditors.