amfori Partners with Thai Government to Improve Sustainability Performance

In September 2017, amfori partnered with the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Government of Thailand for a 12-month project to improve the lives of workers and boost Thailand’s reputation as a responsible sourcing country.
 
The project is targeting 70 Thai producers to:
Promote the benefits of a business culture that incorporates responsible recruitment practices and diligent supply chain monitoring 
Raise awareness about the responsibility of Thai companies to prevent, detect and remediate negative human rights impacts in their supply chains
Develop local business leaders to inspire other companies to move towards more responsible recruitment practices and business relations
Strengthen trade relations between Thailand and export markets, particularly through amfori members  
 
Companies taking part in the project will increase their competitiveness by improving recruitment and employment practices through:
Top-level management workshops that give managers the skills to assess risks, initiate change and communicate the renewed strategy to the rest of the company
Middle-level management training sessions about how to conduct due diligence on recruiters and business partners, and how to establish effective workplace grievance mechanisms 
On-site visits that will support each company in developing and implementing the remediation plans drawn up after the different training sessions
Identifying the six best performing companies that will be granted special acknowledgement.