Promoting fair work conditions along the global supply chain

"Of course the taste of sugar does not vary depending on whether it was traded fairly or unfairly. A product placed on the market on unfair conditions does however leave a bitter taste in the mouth of a socially responsible customer." Juliane Kokott, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, argued opinion from case C-368/10.

The LANDMARK project enabled European local authorities to act as key drivers for the promotion of fair working conditions in global supply chains for certain products purchased by the European public sector.

By changing the consumption patterns of public authorities, the living and working conditions of workers in Asia and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly those in the textiles, food, construction and electronics sectors will dramatically improve.

Main publications

Latest news

Final LANDMARK Conference a real success!

With over 140 participants from more than 20 countries, the final ‘LANDMARK Conference – Moving Towards Socially Responsible Public Procurement’ ...

LANDMARK tenders from Bremen and Loures published!

LANDMARK partners Bremen and Loures introduced social criteria in their public procurement processes and published a series of tenders. The tenders sh ...

LANDMARK report ‘Success stories in socially responsible public procurement’ published!

The LANDMARK report ‘Success stories in socially responsible public procurement’ has been published in March. On the basis of seven case studies, ...

Catalan public authorities in an SRPP Working Group

Barcelona  City  Council, Barcelona Provincial Council and Catalunya Government are  participating together in a  Working  Gr ...

Verifying Social Standards in Public Procurement: The LANDMARK video

Worst forms of child labour, no right to associate and unfair pay are some of the issues which countries that have ratified the International Lab ...