Better working conditions

Each KRAV-certified company must take responsibility for its employees’ working conditions and working environment. The requirement applies to companies’ entire workforce, including seasonal workers, migrant workers, staff from agencies supplying temporary workers, or those who choose themselves to help with an activity.

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A basis for all organic farming is global solidarity. By adding better working conditions to the KRAV Standards, KRAV goes a step further. Working conditions are not addressed at all in the EU regulation for organic production.

BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS AT KRAV-CERTIFIED PRODUCTION IN SWEDEN

The KRAV Standards are based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In Sweden, the standards primarily mean that companies must comply with both Swedish legislation and the European Convention on Human Rights. A KRAV-certified company must ensure that employees:

  • receive an employment contract in a language they understand
  • are not subject to discrimination
  • receive a salary according to a collective agreement or standard in the profession or industry
  • have working hours according to a collective agreement
  • do not get hurt or sick from working
  • have safe and hygienic living conditions
Banana farm in Uganda.

BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR PRODUCTIONS OUTSIDE OF SWEDEN FOR PRODUCTS THAT WILL BE KRAV-LABELLED

Organic products brought in from countries with weak social legislation and inspection must comply with the KRAV extra requirements for better working conditions in order to be KRAV-labelled. For example, human rights violations in connection with production are prohibited, employees should have the right to organize, children under the age of 15 must not be employed, and work under slave-like conditions is prohibited.