Forética and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) have signed a joint agreement to promote the values and principles of social responsibility within companies, by disclosing good practices and continuously supporting and training their members.
The International Labour Office (ILO) in partnership with FTA hosted a roundtable event under the title “Improving labour rights and working conditions in the food supply chain: Sharing good practices and moving forward” on 26 May 2016, in Bangkok.
The Supply Chain Chemical Management Module (SCCM) is a new set of tools developed to particularly support factories in better managing chemicals as part of the overall journey towards more sustainable supply chains.
BEPI and the ZDHC Programme have agreed upon a mutual contribution based around cooperation and scale in pursuit of a systemic change on chemical management in the textile and footwear industry.
In order to keep pace with the increasing importance of bilateral commerce and the vast potential gains from open trade, both entities have to navigate the sensitive issues while at the same time work towards the further opening of markets and removing trade barriers.
An EU-China trade deal would increase by US$200 billion the combined GDP of the EU and China by 2030, according to a study commissioned by FTA to the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).