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Results ETI Sweden was founded by Axfoundation, Coop Sverige, Fairtrade Sverige, Oxfam Sweden, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), Systembolaget, Unionen, Union of Commercial Employees (Handelsanställdas förbund), Union to Union, Västtrafik, and We Effect. ETI engages all sectors and encourages members from the retail, industry, construction and energy sectors. ETI Sweden was founded a few weeks before the first cases of coronavirus were reported in China. The pandemic exposed the urgent need for even greater responsible business conduct and longterm joint efforts to support workers and farmers in

ETI Sweden promotes sustainable business practices through skills training, collaboration and the promotion of good purchasing practices, risk management and capacity building in global supply chains. Human rights, workers’ rights, environment and climate change are in focus.

global supply chains. What makes ETI unique is the cross-sectorial collaboration and the member service that aims to raise competence within business and human rights. The joint efforts increase the potential of improvements on the factory floor, at a shared supplier, or on policy level. A key component of the work of ETI Sweden is to support members during human rights due diligence processes. ETI Sweden’s member companies pledge to follow OECD guidelines for human rights due diligence and report their progress on a yearly basis, using a reporting tool based on OECD Due Diligence Guidance.


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Sustainable Production and Consumption