The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations. ETI works globally to improve working conditions for people who grow raw materials or produce consumer goods. Audits focus on freedom of association, no child labour and secure healthy working conditions.
Ethical trade means that retailers, brands and suppliers take responsibility for improving the working conditions of people who make the products they sell. The ETI's standards are divided into two parts: the ETI Base Code and the Principles of Implementation. The ETI Base Code focuses on labour practices, reflecting the most relevant international standards. The Principles of Implementation define the commitments, management practices and behaviours required of corporate members to implement the ETI Base Code in their supply chains.