IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway

Public Tools and Resources

Below, you will find a selection of open resources and tools relevant to working with ethical trade.

Additional resources are available to members only and can be accessed by logging in to the members' website. If you are interested in becoming a member of IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway, please complete the application form available at the bottom of this webpage. Membership will give you access to many more resources and tools than those described here, in addition to continuous advice and follow-up in your efforts to promote ethical trade. IEH is also an excellent arena for network-building, and a useful meeting place. Among other things, we offer courses and seminars, and capacity-building for your suppliers. See IEH's member benefits and become a member of IEH!

Good Practice

Good Practice

Here you will find a small overview of good practice and case studies about how Norwegian enterprises are working to secure improvements in their supply chains.

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Information about Sedex

Information about Sedex

Sedex is a member organisation which offers a web-based database for sharing information about working conditions at production sites. Read more

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Local Resources Network

Local Resources Network

The Local Resources Network (LRN) is a network of local organisations which can assist in surveys and improvement efforts. IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway members have free access to the LRN.

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Example of an improvement plan

Example of an improvement plan

A corrective action plan (CAP) outlines how defaults and non-compliance with a buyers code of conduct should be addressed. The planning process involves agreeing with the supplier on what needs to be done, when it is to be done, and who is responsibl...

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Guidelines issued by the Consumer Ombudsman

Guidelines issued by the Consumer Ombudsman

The Consumer Ombudsman has handled many individual cases relating to environmental and ethical marketing, these guidelines demonstrate how the they will enforce the Marketing Control Act in the case of such marketing directed at consumers.

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Publications


Guide: Human Rights Due Diligence

Guide: Human Rights Due Diligence

The guide "A Guide to Human Rights Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains" describes how all enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises can carry out due diligence to prevent violations of human rights.

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Guide: Ethical Trade

Guide: Ethical Trade

We have created this guide to show that ethical trading is feasible and produces results even for small and medium enterprises, and that it really is all about getting started.

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You Can Make a Difference

You Can Make a Difference

What is ethical trade all about? Why should we care, and how can IEH - Ethical Trading Initiative Norway help you to take responsibility for your supply chains?

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Films



Beer Sten - Sustainble Supply Chain Management

Beer Sten - Sustainble Supply Chain Management

In 2007 Beer Sten was accused of having terribe working conditions and child labour at one of their suppliers in India. Monica Sander talks about how they experienced the accusations, and how the company worked together with the suppliers to make imp...

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