Our member companies adopt the ETI Base Code, which is founded on the conventions of the ILO and is an internationally recognised code of labour practice. This nine point code covers core workers’ rights including health and safety, working hours, freedom of association and a living wage. As well as adopting the Base Code, company members also sign up to ETI's Principles of Implementation, which set out the approaches to ethical trade that member companies should follow. These require companies to: demonstrate a clear commitment to ethical trade; integrate ethical trade into their core business practices; drive year-on-year improvements to working conditions; support suppliers to improve working conditions and report openly and accurately about their activities and achievements. Regular dialogue and formal reporting mechanisms enable ETI to assess and grade company members’ performance.