ETI provides stepping stone for newcomersDecember 2009
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is to offer a lower level ‘foundation membership’ to companies that are new to the ethical trading sphere.
ETI will support foundation members by helping them develop specially tailored action plans and providing feedback – on training needs, for example – as well as other resources such as model policies.
It hopes companies will make the transition to full membership by completing the core foundation requirements, which are based on the ETI’s full code, within 25 months.
ETI director Dan Rees said: ‘For companies taking their first steps into ethical trade the learning curve can be steep. We’ve created this new corporate membership status in response to new members’ requests for greater clarity about what ETI’s expectations of them are, and to give them more support in getting started on their ethical trade journey.
‘From now on, when a company joins ETI, they will have a clear road map that details exactly what they need to do to make the transition to full membership.’
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