Aug 25,2022 Ausek
BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) is a voluntary certification program that helps companies improve working conditions in their global supply chains. It is designed to ensure that suppliers and factories meet ethical, social, and environmental standards.
The BSCI Code of Conduct is based on international labor standards, such as the ILO (International Labor Organization) conventions and the UN (United Nations) Convention on the Rights of the Child. It covers areas such as child labor, forced labor, health and safety, working hours, and wages.
To become BSCI certified, a company must conduct a self-assessment of its supply chain and implement a plan to address any issues that are identified. The company must also undergo a third-party audit to verify that it is in compliance with the BSCI Code of Conduct.
The purpose of the BSCI certification is to encourage companies to improve working conditions in their supply chains and to promote corporate social responsibility. It can also help companies to identify and address potential risks in their supply chains, such as labor abuses or environmental impacts. By demonstrating compliance with the BSCI Code of Conduct, a company can enhance its reputation and build trust with customers, investors, and other stakeholders.