Ethical trade - whose responsibility is it?

27 October 2008

Blog pic By Delwyn Cummack

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a group of retailers, brands, trade unions, charities and campaign organisations working to promote and improve ethical trade, had its 10th anniversary conference last week.

ETI chairman Alan Roberts has previously said: “Chief executives need to start talking about ethical trade in the same breath as profits, not consigning it to some philanthropic department at the end of the corridor.”

Do you agree? Who is responsible for driving ethical trading in your organisation? As a buyer, do you see this as one of your core responsibilities?

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