The EIT will not provide any public or other support to a product or company or to a member or non-member organization. Members will comply with the EIT agreements on the basis that companies and products that cover basic code elements can be approved. Members can refer to their membership in the EIT in an agreed way. · to work towards legally binding agreements that impose specific obligations on EIT companies; and Banana link, a non-profit cooperative that wants to protect and restore the rights of plantation workers, The Grocer said they would push Fyffes to reach its agreement in January 2019. The agreement provides that they will reintroduce the dismissed members of the union while increasing the wages and conditions of their workers and that they will be supported by STAS.  With regard to the EIT`s response to member complaints, most members of the EIT civil society indicated that the continuation of human rights complaints within the EIT took time and, although it sometimes yielded positive results, often resulted in a “rejection agreement”. However, when EIT companies are exposed to serious threats to their reputations, the EIT can play a valuable role in facilitating important infringement-fighting initiatives. The EIT`s participation in the development of the Bangladesh Agreement on Fire and Building Safety following the Rana Plaza tragedy in 2013 is a good example of such a case. However, the full media coverage of human rights issues caused by the Rana Plaza tragedy is highly unusual and therefore cannot be considered as a typical indication of the effectiveness of the EIT`s appeal procedures.
7.1) This agreement and the services agreement constitute the whole agreement between the parties on the purpose of this agreement and conclude all agreements, agreements, negotiations and prior discussions between the parties. 6.1 Working hours must comply with national laws, collective agreements and provisions of 6.2 to 6.6, depending on what best protects the worker. 6.2 to 6.6 are based on international labour standards. There are also complex and unbalanced balances of power within the EIT itself. The EIT`s public communication sometimes implies that its member companies and affiliated groups cooperate harmoniously to achieve common goals. That is not the case. While there are considerable differences in that EIT member companies actively follow compliance with the basic code, our research interviews have shown that even in the most progressive member companies, the main motivation to participate in the EIT is to protect and improve their reputation with consumers and investors. In other words, they want to avoid or minimize negative ads related to operating conditions in their supply chains. And most, if not all, EIT companies are only motivated to end these operating conditions if they can do so without reducing profit margins. While there is potential for overlap between this business program and the aim of the EIT groups to correct human rights, this overlap is not automatic. In the absence of a serious reputation threat (or evidence that a human rights initiative would be either cost-neutral or cost-effective), it may be in the interest of EIT companies to constantly delay any agreement on the response to a human rights complaint and to water down the final agreement, so that it remains well below full compliance with the basic code.