Global production systems for many high street goods – based on high speed and low-cost sourcing – pose a significant risk to the rights and working conditions of supply chain workers.
A lack of formal worker representation fuels and exacerbates a lack of access to universal workplace rights and protections within supplier companies. Here's what needs to happen.
Living wage initiatives take time to develop into tangible, sustainable results for workers… it’s a complex process. But why are there are still so few of them?
Driven by the UNGPs, there is a proliferation of corporate policies designed to make sure human rights are being respected throughout supply chains. So why isn't this occurring more widely?
In this Q&A with ETI’s Executive Director, Peter McAllister we consider 20 years of progress and challenges around ethical trade in the run up to our 20th Anniversary Conference.
New UN recommendations to companies, governments and investors state that human rights due diligence is critical to determining responsibility and accountability amongst states and businesses.
The global nature of complex supply chains made up of companies competing on prices, profitability and lead times increases the risk of workers being exploited, and in the worst cases, forced into modern slavery.
In Bangladesh, negotiations over the wages paid to workers in the ready made garment sector continue. But how are they calculated and are they realistic? And what can international brands do?
Outdoor sportswear company and ETI member, Regatta, has encouraged one of its Chinese supplier to initiate a worker motivation scheme as part of its commitment to ETI/ILO SCORE business management training.
With women making up most factory floor and agricultural workers, ETI has released new business guidance for companies on empowering women in supply chains.
Following recent reports on the urgency of climate change action and the need to mitigate the environmental impact of business, ETI's Industrial Relations Adviser, Beverley Hall, asks 'what about the workers?'
As we mark the tenth World Day for Decent Work, ETI's Beverley Hall reflects on what this means and how we can achieve it.