In September 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Shared Earth's website for its supply chain management policy. The company stated "As well as a large range of Fair Trade items we also sell many eco-friendly gifts and ethical gifts, for which we ensure that, as a minimum, workers are paid good wages, work in a safe environment, do not experience discrimination, and ensure there is no child labour or forced labour... Many of our products are bought from suppliers who are members of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), or who have been recommended by other WFTO members. Many of these suppliers have been set up as non-profit organisations to enable small-scale producer groups to export effectively, and to help them develop their products for larger markets like the UK. Most producers are organised in family groups or co-operatives, often in rural areas or small towns, and are highly skilled in their craft but have little experience of selling beyond a local market."
Its website listed it details of its suppliers.
Due to the fact Shared Earth had a turnover of less than £10.2m and had effective if not explicit policy addressing workers' rights within its supply chain it received Ethical Consumer's best rating for supply chain management.
www.sharedearth.co.uk (22 September 2018)