How do you know that a product fulfils your social criteria?
Worst forms of child labour, no right to associate and unfair pay are some of the issues which countries that have ratified the International Labour Organisations´s (ILO) Core Conventions seek to abolish.
Public procurement can be used as a powerful tool to address these and other issues related to the labour conditions of workers employed to produce goods consumed by public authorities in Europe.
It is not enough to simply ask for the criteria of the ILO core conventions a to be met in the supply chain process. The criteria must be continuously and carefully verified and measures put in place from the outset of the tendering process to ensure that the criteria are met.