ETI Base Code

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= code for Ethical Trade standards used in the UK


"The ETI Base Code is a set of minimum standards that ETI corporate members require their suppliers to work towards achieving. The standards are drawn from key conventions of the International Labour Organisation:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Workers should be able to form and join trade unions
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour should not be used
  • Working hours should not be excessive
  • Living wages are paid
  • Discrimination is not practiced
  • Regular employment is provided
  • Workers are not verbally, physically or sexually abused"


More Information

  1. Ethical Trade
  2. Ethical Trade Initiative