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No Sweat Municipal Policies

December 23, 2009

MSN recommends independent consortium to implement ethical purchasing

In order to ensure that the power of municipal ethical purchasing policies (EPPs) is effectively used to improve conditions in apparel factories, municipalities should collaborate with other governments and public institutions. MSN believes that Canadian municipalities and possibly provincial governments should establish a Canadian consortium to jointly implement their respective EPPs.

September 14, 2007

City of Ottawa No Sweat policy

The City of Ottawa passed its Ethical Purchasing Policy in May, 2007.

July 3, 2007

US municipal, state and school board policies

Sweat-Free Communities maintains a list of US municipal, state and school board policies.

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January 7, 2007

City of Calgary No Sweat policy

The City of Calgary passed its Sustainable Environmental and Ethical Procurement Policy in January, 2007.

February 23, 2006

City of Toronto No Sweat policy

The City of Toronto adopted its Responsible Manufacturers Policy in 2006.

February 17, 2005

City of Vancouver No Sweat policy

Vancouver was the first Canadian city to adopt an Ethical Purchasing Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct in January 2005.

February 17, 2003

City of Windsor No Sweat resolution

The City of Windsor passed a resolution committing to develop a No Sweat purchasing policy.

June 5, 2002

City of Winnipeg No Sweat resolution

The City of Winnipeg passed a resolution committing to develop a No Sweat purchasing policy.

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