Ethical Toolkit

The Ethical Toolkit is designed to be a helpful, self-assessment, and pre-requisite, to an Ethical Audit.

An Ethical Audit is an examination or inspection for processes, or systems within a business, to ensure compliance with ethics-related requirements. Most importantly, an Ethical Audit is used to ensure the company or organisation is operating with decent working conditions and human rights throughout the supply chain. In addition to complying with statutory requirements, improving brand image, increasing customer loyalty, and many more benefits.

Our Ethical Toolkit will give you an understanding of how the Audit will be executed, and what to expect during the auditing process.

The toolkit includes the following sections:

Environment, Ethical Toolkit


Employment is Freely Chosen, Ethical Toolkit

Employment is Freely Chosen

Working Hours, Ethical Toolkit

Working Hours

Safe & Hygienic Conditions, Ethical Toolkit

Safe & Hygienic Conditions

Business Ethics, Ethical Toolkit

Business Ethics

Regular Employment, Ethical Toolkit

Regular Employment

Freedom of Association, Ethical Toolkit

Freedom of Association

Harsh or Inhumane Treatment, Ethical Toolkit

Harsh or Inhumane Treatment

Land Rights, Ethical Toolkit

Land Rights

Child Labour, Ethical Toolkit

Child Labour

Living Wages, Ethical Toolkit

Living Wages

Discrimination, Ethical Toolkit


The many benefits of the Ethical Toolkit include:

bullet point Highlighting of areas of your social and ethical system/policies that may need improvement.

bullet pointUnderstand the reason behind the questions and how they link to ILO and UN Conventions

bullet pointAbility to assess your business and genuinely test how ethical it is.

bullet point Being able to prepare for an ethical audit and make improvements where necessary before it happens, reducing the potential cost of a re-audit.

bullet pointOpening of doors for new business where the rest of the supply chain requires you to be an ethical business/site.

bullet pointDemonstrate areas of weakness that require improvement such as policies or procedures that address social compliance.

bullet pointSupports the development of Social Management Systems.

To view a ‘sneak peak’ of our Ethical Toolkit, click here

If you would like more information, or any questions you may have about the Ethical Toolkit we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!



This Toolkit is designed to provide a helpful insight into the topics that could be covered in an ethical audit and simply cannot cover every element or question that may be brought up. It is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, as an ethical audit. This can only be carried out by a qualified auditor.

Crowberry Consulting Ltd are not responsible for any future ethical audits the purchasing company may be involved in.

Crowberry Consulting Ltd assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Toolkit and in no event shall Crowberry Consulting Ltd be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Toolkit or its contents.

Crowberry Consulting Ltd reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Toolkit at any time without prior notice.

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