amfori has a strict process of vetting auditing companies to be approved to carry out amfori BSCI programs. Auditing companies can be suspended if they fail to continue to demonstrate adequate management systems. Make sure you only work with approved auditors, and inquire for any current and recent amfori BSCI suspensions in all countries.* *Suspensions can be given on a specific regional basis
amfori BSCI supplier audits
Today, businesses looking to ensure responsible sourcing and build ethical supply chains are offered a variety of social auditing frameworks. amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) is one of the fundamental protocols for social audits chosen by companies worldwide. As an approved provider of amfori BSCI audits, QIMA offers comprehensive audit programs to manufacturers, brands and retailers in China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Latin America.
Our qualified auditors will verify the compliance of your supplier’s facilities with all requirements of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, including such aspects as:
Working hours and fair compensation
Occupational health and safety
Child labor and protections for younger workers
Forced/bonded labor and precarious employment
Freedom of association and collective bargaining
Ethical business behavior
What is an amfori BSCI Audit?
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI) was established by amfori in 2003, with the aim of improving social performance in the increasingly complex global supply chains. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, which includes 11 fundamental principles, is based on the labor standards of the International Labour Organization, UN Charter of Human Rights and other key international and national regulations in the human rights sphere.
An audit to ensure compliance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct must be conducted by an approved amfori BSCI Service Provider, and involves thorough on-site assessment of supplier facilities by professional social auditors.
Why perform an amfori BSCI audit?
Show your commitment to ethical sourcing
Ensure fair working conditions in your supply chain
Strengthen your brand’s CSR credentials
Comply with statutory requirements (e.g. modern slavery legislation)
Establish long-term productive relations with your suppliers and/or buyers
The QIMA Benefits
Streamlined audit booking process
Faster report issuing
Market-leading field knowledge and expertise
Deeper data analysis and tech insights to drive KPIs and enhance audit program
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