IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway

Partners and Network

Cooperation, both at a national and international level, is the key to gaining the optimal impact of ethical trade improvements. IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway has many partners who we cooperate with and we are part of many networks.

Nationally

IEH members

IEH members

IEH members form a powerful network of businesses, organisations and public enterprises, and constitute the very heart of IEH. Their involvement includes participation in working groups and the development of tools and resources, and contributions to...

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Norad

Norad

IEH has signed a framework agreement with Norad. The support Norad provides is used for activities in supplier countries and for information and recruitment campaigns. IEH reports annually to Norad.

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Ministry of foreign affairs

Ministry of foreign affairs

IEH has run several projects financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. IEH participates in KOMpakt, the Norwegian government’s consultative body for corporate social responsibility.

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Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway

IEH and Innovation Norway have collaborated on several projects, including the production of films on ethical trade. IEH and Innovation Norway maintain a close, ongoing dialogue on key issues and developments in the area of social responsibility.

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NIMA

NIMA

IEH and NIMA have collaborated for several years to arrange a China Conference and an India Conference. Nima also offers training and courses for buyers.

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The Future In Our Hands (FIOH)

The Future In Our Hands (FIOH)

FIOH is Norway's largest environmental NGO and acts as a watchdog for the Norwegian business sector, monitoring ethical standards on Norwegian foreign investments and Norwegian businesses' conduct in developing countries. It has a special focus on hu...

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Grønn Hverdag

Grønn Hverdag

Grønn Hverdag seeks to help consumers to make environmentally friendly, animal friendly and ethically sound choices. The organisation also offers a web-based service for consumers.

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Internationally

Ethical Trade Initiative

Ethical Trade Initiative

ETI was established in 1998, and is IEH's “sister organisation” in the UK. ETI’s members include several well-known international brands and organisations. ETI and IEH maintain close, ongoing cooperation, both strategically and operationally.

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Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH)

Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH)

IEH played a key role in the establishment of its sister organisation in Denmark in 2008. As with ETI, IEH – Ethical Trading Initiative Norway maintains close, ongoing cooperation with the DIEH, not least in relation to the development of tools and a...

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Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is a Dutch member organisation for fashion and textiles, and counts several well-known brands among its members. The FWF and IEH have had regular contact and meetings for several years. In 2011, this cooperation was for...

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Fair Labor Association (FLA)

Fair Labor Association (FLA)

The FLA is a US-based member organisation which is also represented in Europe (Geneva). Nike and H&M are among its members. The FLA and IEH regularly exchange experiences in the area of best practice.

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UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corru...

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Global Reporting Initiative

Global Reporting Initiative

The GRI is responsible for the world’s leading reporting standard for social responsibility and sustainability. IEH participates in the GRI working group on the strengthening of supply chain reporting. A new GRI standard is expected to be ready in 20...

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Sedex

Sedex

Sedex is a member-based organisation. It operates the world’s largest platform for the sharing of ethical information by manufacturers. Sedex and IEH have signed a cooperation agreement which will allow IEH members to receive tailored services.

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Local Resource Network (LRN)

Local Resource Network (LRN)

The LRN is a network of local experts and consultants which IEH members can use when working on identifying and improving working conditions at production sites. IEH assists its members in finding the right partners. The LRN is run by IEH and ETI.

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Social Accountability International (SAI)

Social Accountability International (SAI)

SAI has developed the SA8000 standard, and is a key organisation as regards strengthening the human rights of workers all over the world. IEH is represented on the SAI Board of Directors, Europe. SAI and IEH signed a cooperation agreement in 2011.

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Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)

The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP provides a global cross-industry platform to promote the exchange of knowle...

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