Ethical requirements (also referred to a social requirements / criteria), in public procurement have been on the agenda since 2007. Although a positive trend can be observed, still only a minority of municipalities and other public agencies set what we consider to be good ethical requirements. Simply demanding a ban on child labour is insufficient. IEH monitors developments in this field closely and has found that follow-up is often deficient. IEH wants to build up the expertise of public sector procurement departments and agencies by providing tools and other assistance to ensure resource-efficient, professional follow-up. You will find guidance for suppliers below, in addition to a range of tools, templates and resources for use in implementing and initiating ethical trade.
Resources and Tools
IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway offers guidance, tools and other support to public procurers. Below, you will find a selection of resources and tools relevant to ethical trade. Members can access additional resources on the member pages.
Resources and tools
International resources and networks
IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway is a member of the “European Working Group on Ethical Public Procurement”. The group is a loose network of participants from several European countries, and meets twice a year.Read more »