Ethical Labour Sourcing standard (ELS)

Human Rights due diligence and overall ethical approaches to organisational & supply chain management are being recognised as strategically significant for many organisations. This standard has been created to recognise those who wish to seek third party assurance of their practices and provide a maturity pathway to make improvements continuously.

This BRE Environmental and Sustainability Standard specifies the requirements for organisational management to demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of ethical labour sourcing in relation to the provision of products and services.

The requirements of this BRE Environmental and Sustainability Standard provide a framework against which all organisations may be assessed. The framework comprises criteria for evaluating the maturity of the performance of the organisation under twelve issues. The overall verification is not based on an aggregation of the levels of maturity in these issues, but is based on a commitment to improve through an agreed set of five objectives.

To apply to join this Scheme, please use the Application Form from the 'Downloads' link on the right hand side of this page.