What is BSCI?
The BSCI is based on the labor standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other important international regulations like the UN Charta for Human Rights, as well as on national regulations. This initiative aims at continuously improving the social performance of suppliers, ultimately enhancing working conditions in factories worldwide.
Aim and objectives
BSCI was established by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in order to create consistency and harmonization for companies wanting to improve their social compliance in the global supply chain. BSCI aims to establish a common platform for the various European companies Codes of Conducts and monitoring systems, it also lays the groundwork for a common monitoring system for social compliance.
The ultimate goal of BSCI is protecting the workers’ rights and benefits in compliance of local and international requirements such as the International Labor Organization (ILO)Conventions and other important Declarations of the United Nations, the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises and the UN Global Compact. This goal can only be achieved through a strong commitment from participants to implement the system