Ethical Trade a comprehensive guide for companies
The Ethical Trading Initiative is an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations and trade union organisations. We aim to improve the lives of workers in global supply chains by promoting responsible corporate practice that supports this goal. We specialise in developing cutting edge approaches and tools for implementing codes of practice that address labour conditions in the supply chain, and we are widely recognised as a global leader in this area.
The ETI Base Code is founded on International Labour Organisation Conventions and has become a model on which other codes are based. The Code can be found in Resource 1.
We were established in 1998 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We are funded by member contributions and a grant from the UK Department for International Development (DFID).