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  • 1. 1
    Walking the talk –
    Responsible supply chains
  • 2. Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR
    General term for companies’ contributions to people, environment and society. Goes beyond laws and regulations.
  • 3. CSR and Ethical Trade
    CSR is about taking responsibility of how your way of doing business affect others
    Ethical Trading =
    Socially responsible business that safeguards and promotes human rights, workers’ rights, economic development end the environment in the supply chain.
  • 4. Global trade – cheep goods at high costs
    Dark side of the coin:
    • More than 200 million children between 5 and 14 years work without possibility of attending school
    • 5. Nearly 10 million children are exposed to the worst forms of child labour, including forced labour.
    • 6. More than 2 million people die every year due to health and safety related accidents and diseases
    • 7. 160 million people get health related diseases every year.
    • 8. 270 million people a year are involved in work place accidents
    Source: ILO
  • 9. Many drivers of ethical trading - expectations
    Employees – motivation/recruitment
    Customers - B2B/B2C
    Workers –
    legal compliance
    Business professionalisation
    Increased expectations from many stakeholders!
    Government and public sector
    Board and owners
    Media, campaign organisations, indicies
  • 10. Ethical trade: Why?
    • The business case: licence to operate, professional business conduct
    • 11. The moral imperative: Who wants others to suffer for their welfare?
    • 12. Common interest in sustainable development – responsible business is key
    “It is an Utopian notion that poverty can be overcome without the active engagement of business”
    Kofi Annan
  • 13. Ethical Trading Initiative Norway (ETI Norway)
    Our vision:
    Cooperation and trade that safeguard
    • Human rights
    • 14. Workers’ rights
    • 15. Sustainable development
    Our main goals:
    • Increase engagement in ethical trading
    • 16. Strengthen members’ ethical trading efforts
  • About ETI Norway
    • Multi stakeholder initiative established (MSI) in 2000
    • 17. Advocate and resource center for ethical trading (responsible supply chain management).
    • 18. ETI Norway is not about guarantee: members commit to continuous improvements
  • Membership, non-profit based alliance of companies, trade unions, NGOs,
    employers’ associations and public sector
    Open to all sectors (P.t. 122 members)
    Commitment to Declaration of Principles, including
    - Adopt ETI-Norway Base Code
    - Annual report on implementation progress
    publicly available
    Enable members through
    • Capacity building both at home and in supply chain
    • 19. Extensive network of local resources who can assist in improvements
    More about ETI Norway
  • 20. Even more about ETI Norway
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    Based on national law and internationally accepted conventions (UN/ILO)
    Practical guidance
    IEH assists companies, public institutions and organisations with responsible supply chain management.
    Large international network
    Relevant ressources and tools
  • 21. 11
    Someofourmembers
    Companies – small and big
    Organizations
    Public entities
    Total turnover ofaprox. 450 bill. UAH
  • 22. EIT Norway’s approach to ethical trade
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    • Supplier code of conduct (ethical requirements)
    – goals
    • Method for implementation: continuous improvements
    – systematic work usingpracticle tools
    • Network and cooperation
    – exchange of good practices
  • 23. ETI Norway - Base Code
    General principle: compliance with national laws and regulations
    No forced labour
    Freedom of organisation and collective bargaining
    No child labour
    No discrimination
    No harsh treatment
    Occupational health and safety (OHS)
    Living wage
    Overtime
    Regular employment
    Respect for marginalised groups
    Sustainable environmental management
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  • 24. Implementation model - seven steps
    • Practical and structured methods for responsible supply chain management
    • 25. Focus on improvements with time (process)
    • 26. Specific tools and support through the whole process
    Commucate requirements
    Business practice
    Improvements
    Foundation
    New suppliers
    Risk assesment
    Communication and reporting
    Practice
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    • CoC as basis in selection of new suppliers.
    • 27. Describe
    • 28. Reporting
    Practice
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    Member pages – resources, tools, information
    Give members guidance and practical support.
  • 43. 16
    ETI Norway film; Better Business, Better Lives
    http://www.etiskhandel.no/Artikler/4191.html
  • 44. Norwegian consumers on ethical trade
    • 88% think Norwegian companies arereponsible for reducingthe risk ofunacceptableworkingconditions
    • 45. 68% think Norwegian companies canactuallycontribute to real improvements at the production facility
    Source: «Den etiske forbruker», Synovate/ IEH, May 2011
  • 46. Norwegian government
    «Public entities as forerunners»
    Public procurement
    State ownership
  • 47. ?
    CEOs
    90 % thinkethical trade and production is important
    75 % trust thatthe products theysellaremade under decentconditions
    67% don’treallyknowwheretheir products aremade
    Source: IEH-survey 2010
  • 48. Key factors for success
    International standards and national law in theproducing country (standardisation – directions)
    Shareexperiences
    Cooperation betweencustomer and supplier
    Long-term business relationships
    Auditsgivediagnosis, not cure
    Uselocal experts in capacitybuilding, improvement programs and to performaudits
    Workerinvolvement