Ethical Trading Initiative

As foundation stage members of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), CED are working to ensure the base code principles of ETI are met across CED’s worldwide supply routes.

Working closely with the ETI board, CED are able to put in place the building blocks of an effective ethical trading programme.

The ETI base code contains provisions based on the following principles:
CED are proud to have been accepted as a foundation member of ETI – a testament to the groundwork we’ve put in to prepare our business for ongoing progress in ethical trade. With the support of it’s staff, we are implementing the principles of ETI’s Base Code in order to continually raise our ethical performance across all CED natural stone products.

  • No one should be forced to work.
  • Workers should be able to join and form trade unions.
  • Working conditions should be safe and healthy.
  • Child labour should not be used.
  • Working hours should not be excessive.
  • Wages should be enough to live on and provide some discretionary income.
  • Workers should be treated equally, regardless of their sex, ethnic group, religion or political opinions.
  • Where possible, workers should be provided with regular employment.
  • Workers should not be verbally, physically or sexually abused or disciplined.

Calum Fraser, CED’s Commercial Manager commented “This is a great achievement for CED and it shows the progress we have made in considering the welfare of the workers in our supply chain. We look forward to advancing this further and making a bigger difference.”

For further information regarding the ETI please visit

This news posted on 27th Mar 2012

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