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Local Resources Network

About Us

We’re a networking platform set up to provide opportunities for sharing local knowledge and expertise on ethical trade issues in countries around the world. We’re led by the Ethical Trading Initiatives of Denmark, Norway and the UK, alliances of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promote respect for workers’ rights globally.

What we do

Within countries, the LRN supports multi-stakeholder partnerships to share lessons and experience in managing human rights, environmental and social risks in the workplace.

We provide members with:

  • Access to a comprehensive database of organisations in over 50 countries
  • Regularly updated country briefing papers
  • Multi stakeholder workshops focussing on ethical trade held in production countries

Cooperation and partnership between network members is a bilateral arrangement. The Local Resources Network is not responsible for actions, projects and programmes carried out within partnerships, although where possible we seek to quality assure local organisations accepted into the network.

Where we work

Our on-line database of companies, trade unions, NGOs and local stakeholders is active in over 50 countries.



How we’re managed

We’re governed by an Advisory Board of senior staff from the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH) the Ethical Trading Initiative Norway (IEH) and the Ethical Trading Initiative UK (ETI UK).

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight, scrutinises and agrees new membership applications – undertaking due diligence on the quality and credibility of new members - and leads multi-stakeholder events in specific countries and regions.  

The Ethical Trading Initiative -Norway provides day-to-day management and secretariat support.

Contact us

If you want to get in touch, you can call or email us. We're here to help.

Contact details


Telephone: +47 21 09 04 90

Founding members

The Local Resources Network was founded in 2007 by the following organisations:



The Local Resources Network is part-funded by its management organisations through funding granted by DANIDA, DFID and NORAD and annual membership fees.

Joint Ethical Trading Initiatives