THREE LUSAN FARMS NOW WIETA-ACCREDITED
Harvesting at Neethlingshof
Three Stellenbosch wine farms that form part of the Lusan Premium Wines portfolio have been accredited by the Wine and Agricultural Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA). Following a rigorous assessment, Uitkyk, Neethlingshof and Stellenzicht have been declared compliant with the WIETA fair labour code.
The WIETA code is premised on the base code of the International Labour Conventions Ethical Trading Initiative and also incorporates South African labour legislation. It precludes the use of child labour, asserts that employment should be freely chosen and that all employees should have the right to a healthy and safe working environment. Amongst the conditions it sets are that workers should have the right to freedom of association, a living wage and to be protected from unfair discrimination. Worker housing and tenure security rights should also be respected.
“We are very proud of the accreditation which proves the commitment of our farms to best practice in the work environment,” says Ilana de Vries, managing director of Lusan Premium Wines. “We strive for healthy relationships between management and the workforce across all the farms in our stable.”
Lusan wines are marketed and distributed by Cape Legends.