Business Social Compliance Initiative

amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Certification

Demonstrate your commitment to humane working conditions

Demonstrate your commitment to humane working conditions

Social Compliance Certification to Assess Workplace Standards Across the Entire Supply chain

The amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an industry-driven movement that aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain. There is growing expectation that companies not only ensure their own businesses are responsible, but that their suppliers are also demonstrating social responsibility. An amfori BSCI audit helps a business monitor its supply chain to ensure that all suppliers are treating workers ethically and legally.

Why a BSCI 2.0 Audits are Important for Your Business

There are multiple benefits to conducting a amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) audit of your supply chain:

  • Ensure workers throughout your supply chain are being treated ethically and their rights respected – including freedom of association, fair remuneration, health & safety and prohibition of child labor
  • Avoid negative press if it is found your suppliers are treating workers poorly
  • Enhance your reputation among consumers as a reputable and ethical company and develop a competitive edge
  • Improve your relationship with suppliers
  • Smooth your journey to SA8000® social accountability certification

The BSCI 2.0 Code of Conduct includes elements of social management system and cascade effect, workers involvement and protection, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, prohibition of discrimination, fair remuneration, decent working hours, workplace health and safety, prohibition of child labor, special protection for young workers, prohibition of forced and compulsory labor and disciplinary measures, environment and ethical business behaviors.

We Can conduct Your amfori BSCI audit

amfori Business Social Compliance (BSCI) CertificationTÜV SÜD is a globally recognized leader for auditing safety and standards in manufacturing facilities worldwide. We act as a one-stop solution for companies wishing to demonstrate compliance to standards such as amfori BSCI.

We can integrate your existing processes with other management systems such as SA8000®, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

As part of our commitment to unparalleled service quality, our inspectors and auditors are required to adhere to our strict Code of Conduct. This ensures the expert opinions they provide are professional, independent and impartial.

amfori BSCI audit process

As a third-party auditing body, TÜV SÜD conducts audits in accordance with amfori BSCI 2.0. We offer worldwide support with competent and fully accredited local auditors recognized by SAI.

6 steps to amfori BSCI 2.0 Audit success:

  1. Read and adopt the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct both internally and across your supply chain
  2. Request an audit with participant authorization via the online amfori BSCI platform
  3. Fill in a self-assessment tool, as well as an audit application to obtain a customized quote
  4. Undergo a semi-announced or unannounced audit visit
  5. Receive a corrective action plan, followed by corrective phase to improve compliance
  6. If required, undergo a follow-up audit within 12 months of the initial audit to demonstrate commitment to amfori BSCI 2.0

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