About Ethical Trade Denmark
Global trade binds us together across borders. And trade creates opportunities to develop our society and fulfill our dreams. But trade is also full of dilemmas and negative consequences: climate disasters, deforestation, pollution, child labour and underpaid women working in production.
Ethical Trade Denmark is the Danish multi-stakeholder platform for responsible and sustainable trade.
We bring together private and public partners who want to make a difference in a movement for ethical trade.
As a community, we seek to support a collective movement towards common ethical principles. The more of us that come together, the greater the impact.
Member-based and nationwide
Cooperation, action and knowledge
Creating action together
Neutral meeting place for all parties
Ethical Trade Denmark was established in 2008 as a memberorganisation for the business community, the trade union movement and civil society organisations to strengthen knowledge, action and collaboration with regard to responsible and sustainable global trade.
Since 2008, we have continously worked to promote knowledge and understanding of ethics and responsibility as an integrated part of running a business.
Ethical Trade Denmark builds on the Danish tradition of dialogue and collaboration across a range of interests. We believe that when we create a confidential, trusting space, we can enhance constructive collaboration, rather than just simply pointing out the problem.
With core values such as cooperation, openness and knowledge-sharing, the organisation has worked for 15 years to promote responsible business practices not only among its members but also more broadly in society through increased knowledge of how procurement and global value chains impact the environment and people.
Ethical Trade Denmark has sister organisations in the UK (1998), Norway (2000) and Sweden (2019).
Ethical Trade Denmark works for a growing movement for ethical trade for the benefit of the planet. Members commit to 13 principles of Ethical Trade. The principles are based on recognised, international guidelines and legislation: