Ethical trade

 The following social considerations concerning “social inclusion” could be relevant for procurement: -          the possibility, under certain conditions, to take into account ethical trade issues in tender specifications and conditions of contracts. Taking ethical trade considerations into account in public procurement was addressed in Communication COM(2009) 215 of 5 May 2009 ‘Contributing to sustainable development: The role of Fair Trade and non-governmental trade-related sustainability assurance schemes.’  Read more >>