We are not a certification scheme and make this quite clear to potential members. Companies join ETI because they are serious about improving working conditions and recognise that ETI can support them in that process. By joining ETI, companies become part of a leading community of socially-conscious brands, NGOs and trade unions. Members have access to a wealth of expertise, training, resources and events that keep them at the forefront of developments in ethical trade. We provide new members with mentoring, support and management tools as they develop their ethical trade programmes. We also play the role of strategic partner, providing feedback on progress and a safe space to discuss complex supply chain issues.