Guide

Ethical trading

Introduction

Ethical trading means looking beyond strictly economic objectives to consider the wider implications of your business decisions. It is becoming increasingly important for those trading internationally.

This guide will show how socially responsible policies can benefit your business. It will outline how unethical trading can cause harm and it will help you assess your current record in social responsibility.

This guide contains basic information on what fair trade products are, how they can help you improve your business' environmental record, ensure workers and producers are fairly treated, and support the overseas communities in which you are involved.