UEBT minimum requirements

Maintaining characteristics of ecosystems and natural habitats

Members are not engaged, directly or indirectly, in any processes to convert either natural   habitats to agricultural systems or natural forest to other productive systems


Ethical business relations

Members are not, directly or indirectly, involved in any immoral transactions in business relations according to international covenants, national law and practices (OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and UN Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods)


Respect for human rights


The applicant takes measures to ensure the respect for human rights and there is no evidence of non-respect nor of restrictive/discriminatory policies or practices.



Agricultural practices

Members do not, directly or indirectly, use pesticides banned under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), that fall under WHO Categories I and II and/or are listed in the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.


Child Labour

Members protect children through at least the respect of the ILO Conventions on the Minimum Age Convention and on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour.