Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices disregards social dimension

5 Jul 2021

The European Commission, under the Farm to Fork strategy, has released the Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices

The initiative goes beyond but includes fisheries as it covers food production. The Code is a stakeholder-led initiative, drafted mainly by business organisations, in concertation with the European Commission services.

Unfortunately, the process leading to the final code release was launched and facilitated by the European Commission, but mainly driven by the employers.

The ETF joins EFFAT in condemning the lack of commitment of the text to social dialogue and collective bargaining and underlines that this Code of Conduct fails in addressing the social dimension.

EFFAT Press release

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