Food and Agriculture

By 2050, global food supply chains will need to feed more than nine billion people in a safe and sustainable manner. Retailers, businesses and growers in agri-food supply chains are facing the challenge of increasing production while safeguarding natural resources and protecting the rights of workers. Soft and hard regulations such as the Farm to Fork Strategy of the European Union are also a driving force behind the strengthening of sustainability requirements in the production and import of food.

About a quarter of amfori’s members source and retail food products and seek to strengthen their due diligence practices. They face increasing challenges but also have the opportunity to have real impact.

Today, retailers and importers that join amfori can benefit from robust human rights due diligence throughout their food supply chains. Partnerships with other schemes limit audit fatigue and duplication of efforts. The collaborative approach enabled by amfori’s Sustainability Platform and other tools means greater leverage to remedy flagrant violations and generate positive impact.

Our Focus

 
Together with our members, we are designing solutions to drive robust  due diligence practices from point of sale to farm level. Members contribute to this work through consultations and pilot projects that take place in the dedicated Project Group (members only). Our work includes:
 
Supply chain mapping and monitoring to farm level
Technology-driven solutions to improve risk assessment and drive performance improvements
Integration of social and environmental due diligence tools
Sector specific guidelines and programmes
 

Sector-specific projects:

 

Sustainable Wine Programme

amfori BSCI’s Sustainable Wine Programme has been designed to respond to the need for a unified approach to integrating sustainability in the wine production industry.

Through this programme, amfori BSCI empowers companies with the necessary tools to efficiently address industry-specific labour challenges, such as the protection of young workers and women, seasonality, freedom of association, injuries at the workplace and protection of the environment.

Check out our Sustainable Wine Programme publications: 

An overview of the Argentinian wine industry

Environmental Hotspots in the Chilean Wine Industry

Environmental Hotspots in the Italian Wine Industry

Environmental Hotspots in the South African Wine Industry

Sustainable Aquaculture 

Aquaculture has grown exponentially over the last 50 years and unfortunately, social and environmental risks have grown with it. amfori BSCI supports its members to identify sustainability hotspots and monitor risks through dedicated resources and auditor guidelines. Sector-specific training for producers is available in our amfori Academy.  Learn more about the industry and its social and environmental hotspots.

Check out our Aquaculture Programme publications:

A deep-dive into the Aquaculture Industry

Social Hotspots in the Aquaculture Industry

Environmental Hotspots in the Aquaculture Industry

Environmental Hotspots in the Canned Food Industry

The canned food industry is worth billions and is set to grow in the next few years. Here we take a critical look at some of the environmental issues of this industry.

Environmental Hotspots in the Canned Food Industry

 

Partnerships