Social Labels & Certification Schemes
- EU Eco-label: a voluntary scheme designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment and for European consumers.
- Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000): voluntary standard for corporate social responsibility. Focuses mainly on labour practices, e.g. child labour, freedom of association, hours of work and wages. This global corporate responsibility code is modelled after ISO 9000 and includes accreditation of auditors and independent monitoring.
- Ethical Trading Initiative(ETI): a UK code developed through partnership between retail and consumer goods companies, NGOs, Trade Unions and the UK Government.
Fair-Trade Initiatives and Labels
- Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO International): umbrella organisation aiming to co-ordinate the work of 18 national fair-trade initiatives, more efficiently run the monitoring programmes and to introduce a single international Fair-trade label. The national initiatives retain responsibility for marketing and promoting Fair-trade in their respective countries. Access all the national initiatives, members of the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International, among which for example the Transfair network (Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, the USA), the Max Havelaar network (Belgium, France, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland).
- European Fair Trade Association (EFTA): European network of Fair Trade organisations which import Fair Trade products from economically disadvantaged producer groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America.