In 2018, the FLA conducted conducted two unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits – one each in Hungary and Turkey. Both visits took place in July 2018, during the corn detasseling activity.
Independent FLA accredited assessors visited four farms in Hungary in Békés and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, and 12 farms in Turkey located in Izmir and Bergama. A total of 199 workers involved in detasseling activities were interviewed during the assessment visits (39 workers in Hungary and 160 workers in Turkey). A diverse group of workers including adult workers, women, and young workers were interviewed.
The report below summarizes the FLA’s findings for its 2018 assessments in Hungary and Turkey and the companies’ responses those findings.