Developed from our Guide to Buying Responsibly, this course explores best practice for buyers while understanding the current challenges businesses face.
The guidance was developed from the findings of a collaborative supplier survey run in partnership between the joint ethical trading initiatives and the ILO on purchasing practices, involving over 2,000 suppliers. Suppliers have a key role and responsibility for providing good working conditions for the people they employ but their efforts can be undermined by the purchasing practices of their customers - often the same retailers who are pushing them to comply with their codes of labour practice.
Learn how to review your company's purchasing practices, and identify, prioritise and implement improvement measures, mindful of their impacts on your suppliers.
By the end of this training you will:
- Understand the relationship between a company’s purchasing practices and the impact on working conditions in its supply chains
- Understand the ethical trade risks and potential breaches of the ETI Base Code that may exist in your company’s supply chain
- Be able to apply a risk-based approach to target resources
- Be able to review your company’s purchasing practices and identify, prioritise and implement improvement measures
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for buyers, purchasing managers and people within commercial teams, such as technologists and merchandisers. Ethical trade managers and CSR professionals will also find this course useful, as it will enable you to understand and present the case for responsible buying practices to your colleagues. NGOs and Trade Unions are also encouraged as relevant stakeholders that can help to inform good practice.
We are currently revising the course post Covid, if you would like to be added to the waiting list - please email firstname.lastname@example.org