Craigmore Sustainables has reinforced its commitment to creating meaningful employment and protecting their people joining New Zealand Ethical Employers (NZEE) as a funding partner.

Founded on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, NZEE’s mission is to improve the quality of employment in all New Zealand workplaces. By supporting businesses to raise employment standards and levelling the playing field so that competitiveness is not at the expense of workers, they are addressing issues of modern slavery and exploitation.

Chief Executive, Che Charteris says the partnership is an endorsement of Craigmore’s commitment to current and future employees.

“Creating and preserving an environment that continues to improve social equity, removing barriers to employment opportunities and ensuring that our rural communities are able to thrive, is core to Craigmore and our purpose. We are thrilled to partner with NZEE in their efforts to ensure that safety, security and welfare of people is at the forefront for all businesses.” said Charteris.

NZEE Chief Executive, Tanya Pouwhare says when it comes to human well-being, in the new world order growers and labour suppliers need to demonstrate their commitment to being good employers and achieve the highest global employment standards.

“This is where NZ Ethical Employers comes into its own by empowering employers and adding value with leadership. Working together with aligned businesses like Craigmore, we can help to build fairer and more equitable industries and communities across New Zealand’s Primary Sector. Putting people at the heart of business.” said Pouwhare.

Published: 17 March 2023