Connecting businesses with local experts to drive sustainable improvements for workers and the environment in global supply chains
What we do
Become part of a growing global network dedicated to driving sustainable improvements for workers and the environment in global supply chains.
Search the network to find local advisors in human rights, workers’ rights and environmental management - including consultants, civil society groups, NGOs and trade unions - who can collaborate with you, on the ground, on issues you´re working on. Our rigorous vetting process, as well as recommendations from other members, adds confidence in local advisors’ ability to deliver according to your expectations. We also provide thought leadership and share best practice through country reports, webinars, blogs and case studies.
We are growing fast with new members registering every day, as you can see in the map of our global coverage below. Join us today to connect, start collaborating and gain insights!
As a Local Resources Network member your organization will gain access to a powerful global network of businesses, local experts, stakeholders and companies, global brands and trade unions in country-based networks – all focused on creating sustainable solutions resulting in decent working conditions and conservation of the planet’s resources.
Access a comprehensive global network of over 200 experts
Participate in workshops focusing on social and environmental challenges and opportunities in key production countries
Build business partnerships aimed at improving supply chain conditions
Discover local projects that you and your supply chain partners can join
Access country briefings providing an understanding of local risk factors, supporting your due diligence work
Participate in webinars discussing country-specific challenges presented by local experts, and presenting projects relevant to your industry
It’s easy to become a member
Three steps to becoming a Local Resources Network member:
This will take about 10 minutes. The information you enter when you register forms the basis of your online profile. Members use this information to connect and collaborate with each other, so the more accurate and detailed it is, the better.
If you are asked to provide information about your services or past projects, be specific. This will help other members determine whether you have the skills and experience they are looking for.
If you are a local advisor (consultant, auditor, trade union, civil society group, NGO, etc.) you must provide two professional references. References should be from companies you have worked with over the past two years and should be clients or partners who can verify the quality of your services and skills.
We will contact your referees directly to obtain the references. This stage may take some weeks. Be patient, we ́re working on it.
All registrations go through an approval process. We may ask you to clarify something in your profile or provide more information.
Pay the fee
Once your application has been approved, you will be asked to pay the annual fee – see our fee scale below. You can pay online via Stripe or larger enterprises can request an invoice.
When your payment is registered, we will activate your account and your profile will be visible to other members. We ́ll hassle you from time to time to make sure you keep your profile updated.
Annual membership fees:
Annual membership fee
£150 for IEH, ETI, DIEH members
£300 for non-members
If you select Other, we will determine the appropriate fee level for your enterprise.
Note: Local NGOs can apply for a fee waiver based on their size and financial status.
Please email us at email@example.com to apply for the fee waiver.
The Local Resources Network reserves the right to review fees periodically.
Now that you are officially a Local Resources Network member you can search for partners to find the expertise you are looking for and connect and collaborate with other members.
You can learn more about sustainability and supply chain risk in the countries you operate in, and find out more about some of the local projects and initiatives that are working on the issues you care about, in the countries where you have supply chain operations.
We want your business to succeed and are keen to tell our members about the great work you are doing. All members can send us blog articles to publish and we often invite members to present in our webinars or workshops.
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is looking to hire a Country Coordinator for Global Textile Sustainable Resource Management, Asia based in either – Turkey, India, Bangladesh or China.
This webinar, for Local Resources Network members, will focus on driving improvements for workers in supply chains in Ethiopia.
First, we will hear from WageIndicator, who will share cross-sector data on wages and collective bargaining agreements in Ethiopia. After that, we will hear from the HER Project about their work in the horticulture industry, in addition to gaining a sneak preview of their forthcoming project in the emerging apparel sector in Ethiopia.
This webinar, for Local Resources Network members, will focus on driving improvements for workers and the environment in supply chains in Turkey. Local Resources Network members in operating in Turkey will share their insights and experiences and talk about how to achieve improvements. The webinar will then be opened up for questions and discussion.
The Local Resources Network is led by the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH), the Ethical Trading Initiative Norway (IEH) and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) in the UK; alliances of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promote respect for workers’ rights globally.
The decision-making body for the Local Resources Network is the Management Committee comprised of one representative from ETI, DIEH and IEH respectively, each with the necessary mandate from their organisation to make the critical operational and strategic decisions.
The responsibility of the daily operations of the Local Resources Network lies with the secretariat. The secretariat is responsible for implementing the strategies and work plans according to the budget and the Management Committee´s decisions, and efficiently running the Local Resources Network as a service for its members.
The Local Resources Network is funded in part by membership fees, contributions from its management organisations (ETI, IEH, DIEH) and public sponsorship through DFID and DANIDA.
We are always looking for suitable partners interested in being a part of developing the Local Resources network together with us. Please contact us if you wish to explore how you can be a part of our development.