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