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Ethical Trade Initiative – for executives Course

Ethical Trade Initiative – for executives Course


SKU: CRSETHEXEC Categories: ,
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.
This course covers:
  • Introduction
  • Why Ethical Trade principles in the business environment?
  • Legal and code of conduct responsibilities
  • Mapping internal stakeholders
  • The benefits for your business
  • Human rights questions
  • Global Reporting Initiative indicators particular relevant to ethical trade
  • The GC MARK
    • Questions about the GC mark
    • GC-Marks for Product Quality & Safety
    • GC-Marks for Organization & Management
    • GC-Marks for Excellent Service
    • GC-Marks for Hotels & Restaurants
    • GC-Marks for Public Facilities
    • GC-Marks for Transport & Logistics
    • GC-Mark Security & Quality Labels for IT Services
    • GC-Mark Labels for Social Responsibility
  • AA1000 - AccountAbility Standard
    • The AA1000 AccountAbility Standard
    • Accountability
    • What does AA1000 mean to us?
    • Sustainability management

The ETI Base Codes

  • Base Code 1: Employment is freely chosen
  • Forced Labour
  • What does the South African labour act and Basic conditions of employment act say?
  • Base Code 2:
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
  • What does the code say?
  • What is Recommended according to ILO?
  • What does the Law say?
  • Freedom of collective bargaining
  • What is a lock-out?
  • Picketing
  • What does the South African Law say?
  • ETI Base Code no 3: Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Employer and worker duties
  • Punishment
  • ETI Base Code no 4: Child labour shall not be used
  • What is the minimum age for employment in South Africa?
  • Regulations on minors and youth
  • What rights do 16 year olds have in South Africa?
  • What is work?
  • Child Trafficking
  • What is being done to help prevent Child Labour?
  • Regulations
  • Minimum age for employment – As per ILO
  • ETI Base Code no 5: Living wages are paid
  • Minimum wage in South Africa
  • Regular pay
  • Overtime
  • ETI Base Code no 6: Working hours are not excessive
  • Hours of work
  • Overtime
  • Compressed working week
  • Public holidays
  • Average hours of work
  • Meal intervals
  • Rest periods
  • Sundays
  • Night work
  • ETI Base Code 7: No discrimination is practiced
  • Section 6(1) of the EEA
  • Equal work
  • Factors that could influence any differentiation in pay
  • What is the Bill of Rights in South Africa?
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • ETI Base Code 8: Regular employment is provided
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Rolling Over
  • ETI Base Code no 9: No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
  • Prohibitions
  • Sexual harassment
  • Involvement with HR
  • Skills for an ethics auditor


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