The ETI Base Code is a generic code of labour practice and is internationally recognised as a model code. All ETI member companies and many other retailers and brands have adopted the Base Code and have committed to making sure their suppliers work towards it over time. Companies either adopt it word-for-word, or incorporate it into their own company codes.
As part of their commitment to ethical trade, buying companies need to find out what working conditions are like in their supply chains, so they can identify any potential issues that need resolving. Campaigning organisations and increasingly, concerned consumers, also ask that companies assess their suppliers. ETI member companies - and many others - inspect significant numbers of their suppliers against the ETI Base Code every year. View the ETI Base Code