Background to the establishment of WIETA

WIETA was formally established in November 2002. The association arose out of an Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) pilot project in the wine industry in the late 90s The pilot not only assisted the ETI, its retail corporate members and South African partners in learning about, developing and refining inspection methodologies in monitoring their base code, but was also instrumental in bringing together private sector, labour and civil society stakeholders in and associated with the wine industry of the Western Cape to discuss and debate issues around ethical trade.

WIETA has had considerable success in the wine industry, which led to the members taking a decision in October 2005 to extend its work down the wine supply chain and into the wider agricultural sector, while continuing to serve the needs of the wine industry.



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