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.