A leading flower supplier has signed onto the Ethical Trading Initiative to help protect workers’ rights overseas.
Lingarden, a major supplier of cut flowers to the multiples, has committed to adopt and implement the ETI’s Base Code across its entire supply chain.
The code covers everything within workers’ rights, from health and safety to child labour and discrimination to working hours.
Managing director Martin Brown said: “We have always worked closely with our overseas suppliers to ensure they operate good employment practices. Membership of the ETI reinforces our position by giving us access to a wealth of experience in labour standards across the world.”