IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway

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.

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.

Guide

A Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Trade

A Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Trade

This guide describes how to work in a targeted and structured manner with ethical trade in global supply chains. Ethical trade refers to the efforts companies undertake in promoting human rights, workers’ rights and environmental protection in their ...

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Resources and tools

Securing line and supplier support

Securing line and supplier support

Without the support of political/administrative leaders, little happens. This is in both the private sector and the public sector. The importance of securing solid support therefore cannot be emphasised enough.

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Risk assessment

Risk assessment

Deciding whether or not ethical/social criteria should be set for a purchase of goods involves conducting a risk assessment. If there is a high probability of breaches of workers’ rights in the supply chain, requirements should be set.

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Qualification requirements

Qualification requirements

In February 2012, South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (represented by Sykehuspartner), will test out an ethical requirement formulated as a qualification requirement. The requirement has been developed by IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative N...

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Ethical contractual clauses

Ethical contractual clauses

Ethical / social criteria are primarily applied in the form of contractual conditions. The contracting authority is obliged to follow up on the requirements during the contract period.

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