The Framework About

Supports Trade Unions

All workers in this business have the right to unionise and bargain collectively for their rights.

Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • Workers have a right to form and join independent unions
  • Representatives are elected democratically by the workers
  • Representatives are not discriminated against
  • Audits are not recognised as sufficient evidence that working unions are in place

Publication Requirements

  • Percentage of workers unionised
  • Agreements in place

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Union agreement that goes beyond the legal minimum

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Union

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