Adelante Initiative: A dynamic platform to create
safe, productive work practices in the sugarcane
industry and beyond.

Learn about findings and recommendations from years 1 and 2

Photo credit: Joe Woodruff / Bonsucro

The Adelante Initiative is a platform used to evaluate manual labor work practices and improve on them. Our objective is to reduce the harmful effects of heat stress and CKDu among the sugarcane workforce by standardizing work practices. The Adelante Initiative is based on the learnings from the Worker Health and Efficiency Program (WE Program) and previous Occupational Health Program efforts by the San Antonio sugar mill.

Adelante Initiative Founding Members

Adelante Initiative is supported by the German Investment Corporation (DEG) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).