The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organizations acting in partnership to improve the working lives of people across the globe who make or grow consumer goods — everything from tea to T-shirts, from flowers to footballs.
Since becoming a Foundation member in 2011, EILEEN FISHER has adopted the ETI Base Code, a set of guiding principles for ethical trade derived from the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). We have also adopted ETI's Principles of Implementation, an approach to monitor our strides towards ethical trade and the improvement of working conditions.
To learn more about the Ethical Trading Initiative, click here: http://www.ethicaltrade.org/
Since 2011, EILEEN FISHER has been a member of Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), a nonprofit with a collaborative membership community that seeks to create more efficient and humane workplaces worldwide. FFC offers us access to a wide range of expertise and resources from companies that are also trying to improve working conditions in their supply chains. FFC's industry-developed database provides us with an exchange of information and gives us the opportunity to collaborate with other brands at shared manufacturing facilities.
For more information on Fair Factories Clearinghouse, click here: http://www.fairfactories.org/Main/Index.aspx
Good World Solutions develops innovative technology to serve millions of vulnerable workers and artisans in global supply chains. The organization's affordable and scalable technology is used to promote fair wages, monitor working conditions in real time, track social impact and engage with workers. By increasing transparency in global supply chains, Good World Solutions drives systemic change in company buying practices and catalyzes economic empowerment for the people who make popular consumer products. EILEEN FISHER is partnering with Good World Solutions and Social Accountability International in its Labor Link project, which educates and surveys factory workers in India using mobile technology.
To learn more about Good World Solutions, please click here: http://www.goodworldsolutions.org
EILEEN FISHER has partnered with the Responsible Sourcing Network since 2010 to help end the use of forced labor and child labor in picking Uzbek cotton. Our goal is to create collective influence and share expertise on this important issue. For more information on the Responsible Sourcing Network, click here:http://www.sourcingnetwork.org
In addition to our dedication to meeting SAI's comprehensive SA8000 standard in our factories, EILEEN FISHER has been a Signatory member of Social Accountability International since 1997, and we are deeply involved in the organization. Our Director of Social Consciousness, Amy Hall, has been a member of the SAI Advisory Board since 2001 and currently chairs the Corporate Programs Committee. EILEEN FISHER was one of the first companies to pilot SAI's Social Fingerprint program, a self-assessment tool for factories. The program provides training, tools and tips in order to ensure that we are constantly improving our social performance by examining management processes within our supply chain. SAI conducts training sessions for our factory managers in China, and in the past has also trained our U.S.-based factory managers. Our SAI membership allows us to contribute to the development and thinking around many SAI initiatives.
For more information on Social Accountability International, click here: http://www.sa-intl.org/
Verité's mission is to ensure that people around the world work under safe, fair and legal conditions. Since 1991, we have partnered with Verité at various times and in various countries to assess our supply chain and conduct training. In 2002 we began working with them to provide training to our factory workforce in China. In addition, we are now partnering with Verité in India using the ETI Base Code to better familiarize ourselves with our homeworkers' community as a whole. This will allow us to understand the challenges it faces and where there are opportunities for EILEEN FISHER to make a difference in the lives of its people.
For more information on Verité, please click here http://www.verite.org.