The goal of the Amfori BSCI is to improve the social performance in global supply chains. Global trade is being increasingly more complex making visibility difficult. Amfori's mission statement is to 'trade with purpose' with the BSCI outlining 11 principles to do this and put sustainable trade at the heart of their member's businesses.
Amfori BSCI members receive first-rate tools to monitor social performance throughout entire length of the supply chain from farms to factories. Results are uploaded onto a shared platform allowing both companies and producers to track performance with transparency. This enables effective communication of defects and potential improvements. Members ican use these tools to identify social hotspots and compare data across the global supply chain.
The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct refers to international conventions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, UN Guiding Principlesfor Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines, UN Global Compact and International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations relevant to improve working conditions in the supply chain.
Amfori works with a large range of partners ranging from governments, institutions and policy makers to try and improve the ability to enforce social compliance through law making and policy work. This work is done locally as well as globally to have an effect on the entire global supply chain. Support is offered to businesses big and small, no matter where they operate to provided tailored support. To help educate the amfori Academy offers a wide range of training, workshops and e-learning opportunities for members and their business partners to drive improvements across the world.
At Earth Wardrobe, several of our manufacturers are members of the amfori BSCI. Russell Europe, producers of our Russell Pure Organic range and also The Cotton Group SA, producers of our Essentials range are members.