Purchasing practices


Guide to buying responsibly

Guidance for companies on purchasing practices, based on a supplier survey conducted in partnership with the joint ethical trading initiatives and the ILO.

Public procurement and human rights due diligence in the public sector

ETI is playing a leading role in the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in the area of workers’ rights. This includes both monitoring developments around human rights due diligence requirements and practices in the public sector, as well as engaging in advocacy around improving standards and promoting the application of the UNGPs through public procurement processes.


Company purchasing practices

Suppliers are responsible for providing good working conditions. But their efforts can sometimes be undermined by their customers' buying practices.