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Ethical Sourcing Standards

Ethical Sourcing Standards

There are three main Ethical Sourcing Standards, all of which relate to a greater or lesser extent to international labour conventions established by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO is an agency of the United Nations.

Ethical Sourcing Standards - Compared

Social Accountability International - SA 8000 Standard

The SA8000 standard was launched in 1997 and is administered by Social Accountability International has historically been the least stringent of the three standards as the above slide shows.

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)

The European BSCI standard was launched in 2003 as an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). and has historically been more stringent than SA8000.

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code

The ETI Base code administered by the Ethical Trading Initiative has historically been the most stringent of the three ethical sourcing standards, as the above analysis shows.

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