Homeworker guidelines and information
These pages contain a wealth of information and guidance on homeworkers and homeworking, designed to help companies and other interested organisations to improve working conditions of homeworkers in global supply chains.
ETI homeworker guidelines
The ETI homeworker guidelines set out the steps that companies can take to help improve the working conditions of homeworkers in their supply chains. There are two sets of guidelines - one for retailers and brands, and one for suppliers and contractors.
You can read about how these guidelines were developed here.
Briefings and background information on homeworkers
You can find further information on homeworking and conditions for homeworkers' around the world in these two documents: Homeworkers and homeworking: An introduction and Sources of information on homeworkers and homeworking.
You can download The ILO Convention on Home Work here.
To find out how trade unions can help you address homeworkers' conditions, read about the benefits of working with trade unions.
Additional guidance on improving homeworkers' conditions
Download our leaflet for contractors and suppliers which tells contractors about the working conditions homeworkers should expect and actions they can take. (An alternative version for printing double sided then folding into a leaflet can be found here.)
To learn more about how ETI retailer members are identifying homeworkers in their supply chains, read our guidance note on mapping homeworkers.
To learn more about the approaches and activities that different companies are taking, read our case studies:
- Read how Monsoon Accessorize has been tracking homeworkers in its supply chain: Making the invisible workforce visible.
- Read how Boden got started on its work with homeworkers: Taking the first steps to implement the homeworker guidelines.
- Read how one company is helping improve Indian homeworkers’ pay.
Practical tools to address homeworker issues
We have collected examples of policies, documents and management tools to show you how other companies and organisations are addressing homeworkers' conditions. See examples of the practical tools that companies are using to address homeworker issues.