On the ground collaboration – Leveraging common member interests and activities

AIM-PROGRESS members continue to explore collaboration for on-the-ground joint remediation projects for the benefit of our membership linked to specific issues. Our first project tries to address working conditions in Mexico cane sugar harvesting – providing water, rest and shade. A group of four members companies (Barry Callebaut, Coca-Cola, Kellogg and Nestlé) are working together with local mill La Gloria in Veracruz to put in place concrete improvement measures. The project is being managed by an independent third party, ABC Mexico, and is being run through this harvest season.

At the same time, broader and more systemic discussions have started between brands and a number of local industry associations to drive the sustainability of the Mexican sugar-producing industry.