CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

BUSINESS SOCIAL COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE - BSCI CERTIFICATION

What is BSCI Certification?

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an industry-driven movement that aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain. Aamfori BSCI audit helps a business monitor its supply chain to ensure that all suppliers are treating workers ethically and legally.

To maintain and monitor the social standards of the consumer goods in all the supplier countries, BSCI acts as a common European platform for retailers, industry, and importing companies. The Business Social Compliance Initiative was officially launched on Nov 30 in 2004.

The coordinated efforts of the retail industry in Europe for implementing a standard code of conduct is represented through BSCI.  It is voluntary and helps in improving the working conditions in supplier countries.

 

Benefits of BSCI Certification

Improving the management of the value chain.

Customer satisfaction

Business opportunities through Amfori BSCI platform

Saving costs by the avoidance of multiple audit

Recognition of socially compliant organization

Opportunity for exports. Supplier Approval by overseas customers

Who can be certified BSCI Certification?

Only companies that are actively supplying Amfori BSCI members can be audited according to the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. The audit must be applied for via the Amfori BSCI platform and approved by the Amfori BSCI member responsible for the supplier

Manufacturing Companies

Service Sector

Hospitals

Electronic Industry

Educational

Engineering

Research Foundation

Fitness Sector

Shipping Industry

Aerospace

Food

Automotive

Telecom

Textile and Apparels

Medical and Test Lab

Software Development

Document required for BSCI Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of BSCI Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

FAQ

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a Foreign Trade Association of Europe program designed to help you: Improve working conditions in your supply chain. Access comprehensive auditing tools in over 20 languages. Ensure consistent supply chain monitoring.

WHAT DOES AMFORI BSCI STAND FOR? The abbreviation BSCI stands for Business Social Compliance Initiative. It was established in 2003 by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA, named amfori since 2018).

Request an audit with participant authorisation via the online amfori BSCI platform. Fill in a self-assessment tool, as well as an audit application to obtain a customised quote. Undergo a semi-announced or unannounced audit visit. Receive a corrective action plan, followed by corrective phase to improve compliance.

The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct refers to international conventions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines, UN Global Compact, and International Labour Organization.