Project Groups - amfori Governance

What are Project Groups?

The overall purpose of the Project Groups is to provide operational advice to the association on particular topics from an implementation perspective. They are an evolution of our existing Working Groups, but more  focused, they will enable us to respond in a timely manner as particular issues arise and ensure that members’ views are taken into account.

 

Current Project Groups:

Project Group amfori BEPI System: Shape the evolution of the amfori BEPI system and tools. This Project Group will bring together experienced amfori BEPI members and relevant guest speakers to define the needs and establish the direction of the amfori BEPI system. 

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Four meetings per year (3 conference calls and 1 face-to-face meeting). Continuous work online.

amfori Secretariat lead: Anouschka Jansen, Senior Manager - Environmental Programmes.

 

Project Group amfori BSCI System: Experienced amfori members who participate in amfori BSCI should join this Project Group to contribute to the development of the amfori BSCI system and help us align social programmes and systems to the needs of our members. 

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Two meetings per year. Continuous work online.

amfori Secretariat Lead: Veronica Rubio, Senior Manager - Strategic Programmes.

 

Project Group amfori BSCI Capacity Building Impact Assessment: Help us improve our Capacity Building activities! amfori members with knowledge and experience of impact measurements should join this Project Group, where you will work alongside the Secretariat to develop a framework to measure the impact of amfori BSCI Capacity Building activities.

Duration: Nine months

Frequency: Three conference calls and two face-to-face meetings

Vacancies available - Apply 

 

Project Group amfori BSCI Semi-Announced Audits: Join this Project Group and work with Secretariat to find and implement solutions for driving an increase in the use of Semi-Announced Audits in amfori BSCI

Duration: Six months

Frequency: Two conference calls and one face-to-face meeting

Vacancies available - Apply

 

Project Group amfori BSCI Audit Integrity Programme Support: Join this Project Group to support the amfori Secretariat on key elements regarding our Audit Integrity Programme. Lend us your expertise to help improve the Audit Quality, and help draw up an external reporting strategy and plan for the Audit Quality Programme for launch Jan 2019.

Duration: 12 months

Frequency: Numerous conference calls throughout the year

 

Project Group chemicals in textiles and footwear​: This Project Group focuses on aligning the roll out and use of best practices and standards. Join us to provide guidance on chemical management and technical-related topics and help us support amfori BEPI participants in successfully implementing the Supply Chain Chemical Management Module.

Duration: 12 months

Frequency: Four meetings (3 conference calls and 1 face-to-face meeting.)  Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead: Sandhya Sharma-Tosserams, Chemical Specialist.

 

Project Group Chemical policy and supply chains: Join this Project Group to receive updates on chemical policy and provide your own input on the most pressing regulatory developments affecting supply chains. The Group will also discuss policy proposals on chemicals affecting supply chains.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: One face-to-face meeting and four conference calls a year.

amfori Secretariat lead: Malik Duhaut, Regulatory Affairs Advisor

 

Project Group Customs: This Project Group will help us focus our efforts to ensure that amfori members’ concerns are properly heard at the appropriate fora, and considered by the appropriate people in order to meet their needs.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Two meetings per year. Continuous work online.

amfori Secretariat lead: Stuart Newman, Senior Legal Advisor.

 

Project Group Environmental issues in the food and beverage sector: Help us determine the specific environmental improvement needs of the food & beverage sector and identify key partners and stakeholders for potential collaboration. In this Project Group we will also be identifying necessary improvements to the current SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire) and working on potential modules and training.

Duration: 12 months

Frequency: Four meetings (three conference calls and one face-to-face meetings). Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead: Stephanie Raymond, Senior Environmental Coordinator.

 

Project Group Social issues the food industry: Join this Project Group and help us develop and align food programmes and systems to the needs of amfori BSCI participants. Technical experts and amfori members from the food sector are welcome to apply and lend their expertise to development of responses to key issues in this area.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Four meetings per year (two conference calls and two face-to-face meetings). Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead: Veronica Rubio, Senior Manager - Strategic Programmes.

 

Project Group sustainability platform user feedback: If you are a user of amfori’s sustainability platforms, join subject matter and technical experts in this Project Group to have your say and discuss areas for improvement going forward.

Duration: Six months

Frequency: Ad-hoc after production-ready stages

amfori Secretariat lead: Alain Paumen, Senior Manager ICT.

 

Project Group sustainability policy: Join the Sustainability Policy Project Group to receive the latest information on supply chain-related sustainability policy and help amfori position itself on a national, EU and international level.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: TBD

amfori Secretariat lead: Sarah Dekkiche, Sustainability Policy Advisor.

 

Project Group Timber Pilot: Join the Timber Pilot project Group to help us understand how to best support members and producers on the EU Timber Regulation and the requirements for due diligence.

Duration:12 months

Frequency: Four meetings (three conference calls and one face-to-face meetings). Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead:  Stephanie Raymond, Senior Environmental Coordinator.

 

For more questions about our governance, please contact us at info@amfori.org