Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has generated major disruption in global supply chains and has resulted, all over the world, in strict health and safety measures. On this page you will find all information, resources and recommendations amfori has communicated so far related to the impact of the virus in supply chains and amfori activities. It will be updated as new information is released.

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We will hold a webinar on 31 March 2020 so members can solve any questions related to sustainable sourcing during this health crisis.

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Latest Updates

News • 19/03/2020
Serving you Safely : amfori Update on COVID-19
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting hundreds of thousands of people and has resulted, all over the world, to strict health and safety measures.

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News 17/03/2020
Coronavirus Update: amfori BSCI Audit Validity Extension
amfori has decided to extend by three months the validity dates of all amfori BSCI audits worldwide with an expiry date between 1 March 2020 and 1 June 2020.

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News • 11/03/2020
Latest update on COVID-19
Join our member webinar for guidance on supply chain operations during this critical time and check the latest status on amfori meetings and trainings.

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News • 26/02/2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic Update
In this update, we provide you with information on the impact to supply chains, amfori capacity building activities and what we are doing to help those affected.

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News • 12/02/2020
Recommendations following the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Find more information on the impact of the outbreak on amfori activities and auditing recommendations for our members.

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Monitoring Updates

Following the continuing spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), amfori has decided to extend by three months the validity dates of all amfori BSCI audits worldwide with an expiry date between 1 March 2020 and 1 June 2020. 

There are steps which must be taken by the RSP holder to ensure an extension.

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Capacity Building Updates

Unfortunately, we are continuing to cancel face to face training sessions in a number of regions worldwide. Please log in to your amfori Academy account to see the latest updates regarding which training sessions have been cancelled. 

During this time, we encourage members and producers to enroll in the various e-learning opportunities available on the amfori Academy.


Useful Resources

COVID-19 FAQ English

COVID-19 FAQ Mandarin

IOM: COVID-19 Migrant Worker Measures in Thailand



Serving you safely

Following the latest instructions from the Belgium government, our staff will continue to work remotely. Our IT infrastructure allows for this set up, while maintaining all appropriate confidentiality measures. All staff are available over email as usual.

Moreover, all business travel for amfori representatives has been suspended until further notice and all amfori-hosted events or meetings in Europe and Asia scheduled to take place in coming weeks and months have been cancelled or postponed. Where available, meetings will be organised electronically through videoconference or telephone.

On 8 April, amfori will provide an update to the situation. In the meanwhile, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Our frontline membership support remains available by phone (+32 (0) 2 741 64 76) and email