Although ETI is not a regulatory body, companies that join us commit to adopting credible and effective strategies to improve conditions in their supply chains. We meet regularly with our company members to discuss their progress in addressing working conditions in their supply chains and on their overall ethical trade performance. On occasion, full members will be reverted to Foundation stage if we have concerns over the level and pace of their progress, and if it is deemed that they need further support and guidance. If a company persistently fails to address concerns raised over its performance, we invoke our disciplinary procedure. This procedure is solutions-focused, and appropriate steps are taken to secure an improvement in the member’s commitment. The options are that a company either improves its performance, resigns or their membership is terminated.