PROMOTING ETHICAL FRANCHISING TOGETHER
The European Code of Ethics for Franchising sets out how to manage a successful relationship between a franchisor and each of its franchisees.
It is underpinned by a set of ethics based on good faith and fair dealings, which if followed, will make sure that any franchisor-franchisee relationship is characterized by transparency and loyalty. All of the most successful franchises are based on this philosophy.
MANDATORY FOR EFF MEMBERS
The Code is binding for all of the European Franchise Federation’s Members as well as their respective memberships. However, it also serves as guidelines across the franchise industry. It can be used as guidance to legislators, the judiciary, other professional organisations as a standard.
The national franchise associations that are members of the EFF have the right and freedom to adopt for their country additional extensions to the Code to fit the evolution of franchising in their market. These extensions may not contradict the Code.
Originally written in 1972 by members of the EFF founding associations, the Code was reviewed in 1992 and updated in 2016 and as such is a living Code which integrates grass-roots evolutions.