Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Farm Safety: Discussion

Ms Catherine Collins:

If I may, I would like to step in at this point. We could have a broader corporate social responsibility. In other words, everybody across the sector would pledge towards the safety, security and responsibility of the sector. This goes hand-in-hand with what is happening with the climate change responsibility which we all have to adapt to and take on at the moment. We need an industry-wide message that every aspect of the supply chain for the agriculture sector has to buy into, from the processors to the farm workers and right up to top, inclusive of everybody who is in this room this evening. That might be one way of addressing it, to begin with.