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    master
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    1. When preparing for a certification audit, the team identifies in the local news paper that the site that will be audited is receiving many labour claims. The country where the site is located has no specific regulation on this topic. What should be the legal framework considered as applicable to this assessment and what cross checks, pieces of information would you as an auditor try to obtain?

    2. In your opinion what are to two most relevant contributions to the SDGs delivered by a ProTerra certification (a link to the SDGs and its relation to ProTerra Standard has been provided at the introduction of Day 1)?

    Please respond and further discuss with your colleagues by commenting on their posts.

    Good work!!

    #7384

    1. Should adhere to the Standard’s requirements (Principle 1, 1.1) and try to find out about local social laws and workers’ rights, about child labor.
    2. In my opinion: ensure access to water and sanitation for all; Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

    #7394
    Alice
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    Yuliya, thanks for your reply, let´s wait for other colleagues to share their views on this topic and I will then give PT understanding of this topic. have a great day!

    #7396

    Hello everybody. My name is Olesia Kalinina and I am a new participant in the training from FoodChain ID. I am glad to welcome everyone.

    #7467
    Alice
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    From ProTerra’s perspective, I would reinforce that in the absence of regulations in a country, ProTerra and all it requirements should be used as reference. This can be relevant when auditing in developing countries.
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    ne important aspect that I consider during an audit, aside from interviews with workers as mentioned, is observing work conditions (safety measures in place, usage of PPE – personnel protective equipment). I am attaching a link will relevant technical considerations in relation to environmental and health and safety associated to agriculture for information.
    https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/10d733d9-6d68-4139-bf39-2a45219310a0/Annual_Crop_EHS+Guidelines_2ndConsultation_Jan2016.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=laufUPW

    I my personal view, this second question is difficult question to answer ( and there is no correct answer). All SDG are relevant and meeting all of them together is what could make this world sustainable. I believe the key message ProTerra Foundation wants to leave here is that ProTerra Standard has a role to play in helping SDG. But it is good the see the different perspectives considering country specific experience.

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