National Ethical Trading Initiatives

DIEH is a Danish multi-stakeholder initiative that promotes ethical trade and responsible supply chain management practices. DIEH cooperates internationally with several ethical trading initiatives

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) UK

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) in England is a coalition of companies, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), and unions. ETI’s members engage in collaboration in an effort to develop and integrate a corporate code that encompasses working conditions in global supply chains.

ETI’s work is based on the organisations code, the ETI Base Code, and ETI Principles of Implementation. The base code and ETI principles are based on relevant ILO conventions and general principles regarding implementation of the ETI Base Code.

Learn more about ETI here.

Initiativ for Etisk Handel (IEH) Norway

Initiativ for Etisk Handel(IEH) i Norway is a multistakeholder initiative that includes companies, business associations, unions and NGO’s. IEH is a resource center and member-based organisation that works to promote trade, which ensures human rights, worker rights, responsible environmental management and sustainable development.

IEH’s work is based on the organisations membership obligations, which aim to develop long-term improvements of worker – and environmental conditions in supply chains. Public authorities can also become members of IEH and are subject to the same membership obligations to the extent possible within exisiting laws.

Learn more about IEH here.

The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), The Netherlands

The Sustainable Trade Initiative in the Netherlands aims to develop sustainable, international supply chains.

In order to create a sustainable development in internationa supply chains, IDH works to tackle the social, economic and environmental bottlenecks that exist for first-tier suppliers in developing countries

IDH employes a multi-stakeholders process in which stakeholders from producer countries and Western companies engage actively. Governments, the private sector, professional organisations, and NGO’s work together to implement training programs.

IDH operates within the following sectors: lumber from the tropics, Soy, Natural stone, cocoa, tea, coffee, turism, aquaculture, cotton, spices, and electronics.

Learn more about IDH here.