Ethical Trading

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Ethical Trading Course
1 day
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Ethical Trading Workshop

This ethical trading course details the issues covered by the ETI Base Code and their application to UK suppliers. It is designed to help suppliers and growers to understand the requirements of a SMETA ethical audit.

We are no longer running this course, Please contact the office to discuss this and our alternative options

FDQ Auditing Skills Course Details

Course Description


1 day

Who Should Attend?

This ethical trading course is suitable for anyone involved in the process of ethical audits including HR Managers, H&S Managers and Site Managers. It will be of interest to those who need to understand the basics of the ETI Base Code in order to implement an ethical trading policy and prepare for a SMETA ethical audit.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Course Delivery / Format


Delivered face to face at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire UK.


Delivered Live and online so you'll require a computer and Internet connection

Full details and logging in information given before the start of the course

Course Structure & Content

Course Content
Using case studies and examples of best practice, this ethical trading course is participatory and interactive, with lots of opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues raised by participants.
It will help you to comply with the ETI Base Code and have a successful ethical audit. Each clause of the ETI Base Code is covered in detail, along with some of the common issues that you may encounter.
  • Working conditions
  • Health and safety
  • Wages
  • Working hours
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Right to work and regular employment
  • Discrimination
  • Child labour
  • Retailer specific requirements

Qualification / Assessment

There is no formal assessment on this course, but you will receive a Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance.

Course Fee

All course fees are payable in advance

Course fee includes:
  • Course binder and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments*
  • Verner Wheelock certificate of attendance

* Classroom courses only