July 29th, 2013
The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is proud to support Project Phoenix, an initiative that helps recycling cooperatives in Brazil to improve their operational processes, document their policies and develop a stronger social infrastructure. The end result is that the cooperatives become more attractive business partners—meaning an increased market for their recycled goods and improved living and safety standards for the people who work there.
Project Phoenix is modeled on SA8000, a global social accountability standard for ethical working conditions that was developed by Social Accountability International. The standard is based on the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and various international labor organization conventions. It includes nine basic principles, such as documented policies on child labor, discrimination, and health and safety.
With support from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Brazil’s Futura cooperative has recently become the first cooperative in the world to receive SA8000 certification—transforming lives in the process. Read more about this incredible journey, and the impact it has had on workers’ lives, in a blog post from Paulette Frank, Vice President of Sustainability for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies.