Previous/current experience Accreditation by independent certification organisation.
Accreditation by independent certification organisation to a standard.
Impact of materials used and processes of production.
Evidence that workers know their rights and responsibilities at work.
Impact of packaging.
Presence of independent trade unions or effective management/worker committees which address workers’ priorities, including pay, hours and conditions.
Impact of transport (air freight from Europe may be greater than sea freight from Asia/Africa).
Whole-life costing of product
Sub-supplier practices and conditions.
Impact of product life cycle.
Switching cost of current supplier.
Participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives that educate and change practices to address ingrained problems.
CIPS, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain, (2013). Ethical and sustainable procurement.