city of Johannesburg Joburg Market is affiliated to the following organisations below: The Produce Marketing Association The south african union of food markets The Perishable Products Export Control Board The South African National Accreditation System

Environmental awareness and protection

Waste management at the Joburg Market follows a logical principle of reduce, re-use and recycle natural resources. Currently, the Joburg Market operation sees just less than 1% wastage on fresh produce. While this is a huge success given the fact that about 1000 000 tons of fresh produce are traded at the Market every year, feasibility study is being conducted to convert current wastage into currency by generating electricity out of waste. 

In accordance with the Joburg Market’s respect for the environment, optimal reclamation of packaging waste produced at the Market has led to setting up of two sorting centres. Based at the Market’s premises, both centres act as reclamation points for packaging waste. 

The one centre is intended for the recovery of used packaging from the Market for resell to producers. The other centre is an empowerment project run by a leading paper manufacturer and is intended for reclamation of card board material waste at the Market for recycling. The two operations are the Market’s response to reducing waste and damage to the environment.  

Joburg Market is a member of World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)