Author: CIW

Harvard Law School Human Rights Program hosts CIW for webinar on business and human rights!

Harvard Law School Human Rights Program hosts CIW for webinar on business and human rights!

Check out highlights from a remarkable conversation on the groundbreaking, 10-year study detailing the failure of the dominant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model and lifting up the Fair Food Program as the way forward for protecting human rights in corporate supply chains...  Last week, we reported on the release of an unprecedented new study that is shaking up the world >> Read More
Fair Food Program expansion marches on, even in these difficult times!

Fair Food Program expansion marches on, even in these difficult times!

Award-winning Fair Food Program breaks ground in Tennessee alongside longtime partner Sunripe Certified Brands and new FFP Participating Grower, Smoky Mountain Family Farms... Even in these dark and difficult times, the Fair Food Program continues to inspire and transform lives for the better. First came the publication last week of an unprecedented, decade-long study carried out by MSI Integrity, the >> Read More
New study confirms: All social responsibility programs NOT created equal!

New study confirms: All social responsibility programs NOT created equal!

[caption id="attachment_25182" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An auditor (right) from the Fair Food Standards Council, the third-party monitoring body tasked with ensuring the enforcement of the CIW’s Fair Food Program, is shown interviewing workers on a tomato farm in Florida.  A new, 10-year study by the NGO MSI Integrity released last week, titled "Not Fit for Purpose," found significant shortcomings with the >> Read More
At “the epicenter of the epicenter”…

At “the epicenter of the epicenter”…

CIW’s Gerardo Reyes on MSNBC “Into America” podcast: “The people that place the food on the table of every family deserve better.” Month of June sees national media attention turn to the disaster unfolding in CIW’s backyard, as COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Immokalee, rest of Florida... For people living in Immokalee, the month of June was like no other in living >> Read More
Governor DeSantis on farmworkers: “You don’t want those folks mixing with the general public”…

Governor DeSantis on farmworkers: “You don’t want those folks mixing with the general public”…

Faced with skyrocketing infection rates and questions regarding his decision to re-open the state despite alarming data trends, Florida Governor DeSantis chooses division over compassion, scapegoating over science... Governor blames “overwhelmingly Hispanic” farmworkers, and crowded living and working conditions beyond their control, for sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases, rather than ask if his own actions — and inaction — >> Read More
“Daddy changed the world”…

“Daddy changed the world”…

CIW: "Like Derek Chauvin and so many other officers like him, the coronavirus requires a favorable environment to kill its victims.  And in both cases it is the very same environment that facilitates the killing— one defined by structural inequalities created and protected by institutional racism." “I can't breathe please sir please please  please I can't breathe" Those were the >> Read More
As Wendy’s greenhouse defense crumbles, allies look to hold company accountable at today’s annual shareholder meeting…

As Wendy’s greenhouse defense crumbles, allies look to hold company accountable at today’s annual shareholder meeting…

  America’s 2.5 million farmworkers are among the groups most at risk of contracting the coronavirus. @RKahnTroster of @truahrabbis #AsksTheCEO of @Wendys - Did it purchase tomatoes from Green Empire Farm - location of a major Covid-19 outbreak? https://t.co/aSTcNbQ2Zc @ciw — ICCR (@ICCRonline) May 22, 2020 Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster to Wendy's: "Given the life-or-death stakes of unsafe working conditions under >> Read More
As COVID-19 cases increase nearly tenfold in two weeks in Immokalee, Doctors Without Borders turns to the press for tests, resources…

As COVID-19 cases increase nearly tenfold in two weeks in Immokalee, Doctors Without Borders turns to the press for tests, resources…

[caption id="attachment_31889" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An educational box truck designed by the Collier County Health Department carries its message through the streets of Immokalee last month.[/caption] Doctors Without Borders to NPR: We need “more access to tests that we can use so the persons who are positive, their contacts could get tested, so we can quell this outbreak.” After weeks of >> Read More
COVID-19 testing underway in Immokalee!

COVID-19 testing underway in Immokalee!

[caption id="attachment_31917" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Immokalee residents line up to be tested for COVID-19 on Sunday as the Collier County Department of Health begins three days of testing following calls by the CIW and tens of thousands of allies for more attention from state and local health officials for the vulnerable farmworker community.[/caption] Hundreds of Immokalee residents walk, bike, and drive >> Read More
Persistence pays off: Governor DeSantis announces free, community-wide testing to begin in Immokalee this week!

Persistence pays off: Governor DeSantis announces free, community-wide testing to begin in Immokalee this week!

Governor Ron DeSantis, during an hour-long briefing on reopening the Florida economy on Wednesday, announces new testing sites targeting “under-served” communities across Florida, making special mention of Immokalee. Promising new public/private collaboration starting to take shape in Immokalee to address COVID-19 crisis, giving vulnerable farmworker community new hope with aggressive, comprehensive defense strategy; Collaboration among state and county agencies, Nobel >> Read More