In 2011, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) launched a study of corn and sunflower production to develop a better understanding of the agriculture sector in Romania. The study was conducted in collaboration with a representative from the international NGO Human Resources without Borders, and an independent Romanian auditor named Mariana Petcu. The aim of this research was to understand the production processes of corn and sunflower seeds and to map the labor risks with regards to labor laws and FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct in Romania.
Labor standards risks were mapped at three levels in this study:
- Country (local conditions, labor laws, etc.)
- Supply chain management systems (code awareness, training, etc.)
- Farm (tasks, working conditions, etc.)