The REWE Group has put in place an array of measures in order to meet its fair-trade responsibilities. These include employee training, arranging supplier training, conducting audits, implementing in-house (aid) projects and formulating specific requirements for suppliers and service providers. All of the REWE Group’s business partners are obliged to meet minimum requirements, such as applicable national and international laws, as well as the International Labour Organization’s core labour standards. Furthermore, the challenges inherent in complex global supply chains require new approaches that will bring about long-term change across entire sectors. The REWE Group therefore engages with industry initiatives, as well as devising some of its own. The underlying objective is to involve as many supply chain stakeholders as possible and to find common approaches to bring about long-term positive development. The company also works with recognised certification organisations.