Certification Process


1.- Diagnostics

Every grower who chooses to enter to the Eleven Rivers program, start with a diagnostic stage of all their facilities, executed by the Eleven Rivers technical team.


2.- Implementation

After the Diagnostic, the Eleven Rivers technical team collaborates with the company technical staff on implementing the work program./p>


3.- Certification

Once the Eleven Rivers technical team determined that the grower complies with the evaluation criteria according to the certification scheme, an NSF certification audit is scheduled.


4.- Verification

Certified growers are verified by ANCE in a weekly basis. This validation frequency ensures continuous compliance of the enterprises.


Main Acknowledgments


2012:

Version 1.1 of the Eleven Rivers certification scheme was recognized by SENASICA as equivalent to the Contamination Risk Reduction System model.


2012:

The Eleven Rivers certification scheme was awarded by the Mexican Federal Government with the National Export Prize, in the category of "innovative foreign trade alliance chain".


2015:

The Mexican Acreditation Entity, A.C. (EMA) (Equivalent body to ANSI) granted the Accreditation as Verification Body type "A" to the Association of Standardization and Certification A.C. In accordance with ISO / IEC 17020: 2012.


2016:

The Mexican Accreditation Entity, A.C. (EMA) awarded the NSF Accreditation of Mexico S. de R.L. Of C.V. as Product Certification Body under ISO / IEC 17065: 2012.


Social Responsibility


“The successful companies of the future will be those that integrate business and employees personal values. The best people want to do work that contributes to society with a company whose values they share, where their actions count and their views matter” Jensen van der Veer

One of the main differentiators of theEleven Rivers scheme is the axis V, which is based on a Social Responsibility System, with the aim of promoting and articulating logics of transformation towards ethics and sustainability together with producers, workers, consumers, institutions, and the government.

Elements of the Axis V:


1.- Company Policy

Company policy should include the interest and commitment of the company to care and improve welfare and life quality of workers and the communities where their operations develop.


2.- Coordination with public and private institutions

Coordination policy with the municipal, state and federal government. Also, working with civil society organizations.


3.- General working conditions

Be compliant with the labor rights included in the current legislation, both for permanent and temporary workers. The company can provide workers with greater rights or benefits, but these should not be lower than those provided in the labor law or Collective Labor Agreement.


4.- Safety and health at work

Safety and health practices at work with a preventive approach.

 

5.- Health of workers and their families

Preventive medicine actions, strategy is based on basic actions to avoid diseases and promote selfcare of people’s health according to their age and gender.


6.- Quality of life in shelters

The companies offer shelters where migrants farm workers can live with their families at decent facilities that guarantee access to public services and assistance.


7.- Social programs

Daycare facility service, free and balanced feeding for children according to their age, educational programs, promotion of recreation, culture and sports, school transportation service and adult education.


8.- Environmental Protection

Promote sustainable development based on preservation, restoration and improvement of the environment.


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