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What is BSCI?

Introduction
BSCI this means is "The Business Social Compliance Initiative" (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvement within the factories & farms in their global supply chain.

What is BSCI Code of Conduct?
BSCI monitoring against the principle of this Code will start in January 2015. The BSCI Code of Conduct refers to international conventions such as the universal declaration of human rights the children right & business principle UN guiding principle for business & human right OECD guideline.

BSCI Code of Conduct Covers the Following Areas:
  • Legal Compliance
  • Working Hours
  • Compensation
  • Prohibition of Child Labor
  • Prohibition of Forced Lab-our & Disciplinary Measures.
  • Freedom of Association & the Right to collective Bargaining.
  • Prohibition of all Forms of Discrimination.
  • Workplace Health & Safety.
  • Management System
  • Environment and Safety Issues.
Benefits of BSCI
As a BSCI participant , you have the opportunity to:
  • Use an effective and well-established system to working conditions in your supply. chain.
  • Access comprehensive auditing tools available in more than 20 language to ensure a consistent monitoring of your supply chain.
  • Ensure the high quality of your audits by accessing the BSCI international network or accredited auditing companies.
  • Benefit from the supplier databases gathering audit information thus gaining time and and money by avoiding multiple auditing of the same factory.
  • Access common training activities organized for BSCI participants in  the Europe and for their suppliers in sourcing countries.
  • Dialogue and cooperate with stakeholders at the European at the European and supplier country level.
  • Engage in a broad network of CSR managers to share and further develop best practice in the filed of social compliance.
  • Participate in the development of BSCI.
  • Received regular information update on news events in the social compliance field.
What is BSCI Certification?
BSCI code of conduct is built on the most important international conventions protecting workers right, notable the ILO conventions and recommendations. All BSCI participants commit to implement the code in their supply chains. BSCI supports companies by providing them with a range of interlinked activities and tools to achieve a socially compliant supply chain.
The 11 principles of the Code of Conduct that BSCI participants commit to implement in their supply chain are:
  • The right to freedom of association and collective.
  • No Discrimination.
  • Fair Remuneration.
  • Decent Working Hours.
  • Occupational health and safety.
  • No child labour.
  • Protection of young workers.
  • No precarious employment.
  • No bonded labour.
  • Protection of environment.
  • Ethical business behavior.

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