What We Do
The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is to monitor the development of a sustainable Florida tomato industry that advances both the human rights of farmworkers and the long-term interests of growers through implementation of the Fair Food Program. The work of the FFSC today is producing a replicable, scalable model for expansion of the Fair Food Program beyond the Florida tomato industry in the years ahead.
The Fair Food Program is a unique worker-led, market-enforced social responsibility program which emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) successful Campaign for Fair Food, a campaign to affirm the human rights of tomato workers and improve the conditions under which they labor. The Program's effectiveness has been recognized by the White House, PBS/Frontline, and the Roosevelt Institute, among others.
The Fair Food Program has been called "the best workplace monitoring program" in the U.S. in the New York Times, “one of the great human rights success stories of our day” in a Washington Post op-ed, and a “smart mix of tools” that “could serve as a model elsewhere in the world” by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights.