In the UK the past few years there is growing demand for businesses to comply with ethical trading standards. Driven by the retailers (surprise, surprise) standards and requirements vary from customer to customer, but are roughly based on the Ethical Trading Base code.
Suppliers now are required to be members of SEDEX and undertake self-assessment and audit. All suppliers in the Walmart supply chain must undergo an Unannounced Audit.
Is this specific to the UK or are you seeing the rise of Ethical Compliance in your country...if so how does it look?