Responsible supply chains labelling
According to ISO 17033 the ethical label specifies the life cycle stage/s that is/are covered. For example the ethical label on a garment covers the “finished product” stage. What about the cotton harvesting, yarn, fabric, dying and button mananufacturers?
However, consumers would like to chose a product on the basis of the number of its life cycle covered by a third party Due Diligence. Therefore, from the consumer perspective, the key questions is: How many companies providing raw materials, semi-finished goods, components, parts, services and finished products are Responsible Organizations? How many stages of product life cycle stages the ethical label cover?
In other words, consumers look for responsible supply chains according to the following principle: the higher the number of life cycle stages covered by the ethical label, the greater is the responsibility of the product supply chain.
Therefore, GIF Ethical Label allows organizations to link suppliers and customers. This allows to provide final customers/consumers with a powerful tool to select and purchase products realized by responsible supply chains.
In conclusion, the GIF Ethical Label enables a win-win game involving all manufacturers in the same supply chain contributing to specific product’s realization.