Strategic Partners


Collaboration is at the core of who we are. We are proud to partner with a diverse range of organisations, so that together we have a greater impact.

By working closely with international organisations, government, institutions, companies and academics, we can create positive change that benefits everyone. By establishing long-term strategic partnerships built on mutual trust and joint priorities, we bring together our members and stakeholders to share knowledge and collaboratively tackle complex supply chain issues. 

These are just some of the partners we work with

APSCA (the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors) was created to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of individual auditors and organisations performing independent social compliance audits. It also promotes the use of independent social compliance audits as a tool to advance workplace conditions for workers globally. Read more.

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR): amfori BSCI has joined a collaboration led by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to promote women's empowerment in global supply chains. amfori has also joined the ISEAL/BSR Gender Working Groups on Standards. Read More ( related articles: here, here)

China Electronics Standardization Association: We Joined forces with CESA to drive social and environmental supply chain performance in the ICT industry. Read more.
China Water Risk: Our aim is to build mutual understanding and trust between amfori BSCI as a global standard across industries and SJ/T16000 as an ICT standard in China. Read more.

Confederation of Indian Industry: amfori and the Confederation of Indian Industry have joined forces to enhance liaison and cooperation in the areas of open and sustainable trade in order to improve the sustainability of supply chains. Read more  ( related articles: link )

CSR Center: amfori in partnership with CSR Center is advancing the agenda for women's empowerment in the RMG industry, in Bangladesh. Read more ( related articles: link, link )

Equalitas:  We work with the Italian certification EQUALITAS to promote the sustainability performance of the wine industry on social, environmental and economic aspects. Read more.
Honk Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA):  was invited to be amfori QMI’s Industry Standard Partner to support the initiative with Audit Technical Advice, Auditor Training & Audit Quality Assurance Programme. Established in 1989, HKQAA helps industry and commerce in the development of quality, environmental, safety, hygiene, social and other management systems.Read more on their website.
Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC): Through joint activities we strive to increase environmental performance projects for Chinese producers. Read more.
Internation Commercial Dispute Prevention And Settlement Organization (ICDPASO): is a non-governmental international organization, was established on October 15, 2020. Supported and initiated by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, ICDPASO was set up by China Chamber of International Commerce, along with commercial associations, legal service agencies, universities and think tanks across the world. The purpose of ICDPASO is to provide international, professional and convenient public legal services for the global business community, promote a safer and law-based global business environment, and advance the construction of a fair and reasonable international economic order. amfori is the founding member of ICDPASO and member of its advisory committee. ICDPASO currently consists of 51 members including 35 located overseas, covering 96 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America. Read more on their website.
International Organization for Migration (IOM): We work with IOM to protect vulnerable workers and end exploitation in global supply chains. Read more.
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC): We work with MSC to include labour requirements into the Chain of Custody standard for fisheries and supply chain companies to respond to labour abuses in the global seafood supply chain. Read more.
myclimate Foundation:  Working with myclimate Foundation, amfori BEPI is able to further support members in their efforts to measure and mitigate carbon emissions in their supply chain and build capacity for increased climate protection. Read more.
Nanjing and Sun Yat-Sen University: Contributing to support raising sustainability awareness and meeting the principles of national laws and regulations, international conventions and global market-driven requirements. Read more.
The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative implementing a Converged Assessment Framework to eliminate duplicative social audits and reduce audit fatigue. Through SLCP, resources saved on audits can be redirected to improving working conditions in global supply chains. 
UN Women: amfori and UN Women have joined forces to strengthen women’s economic empowerment. As part of amfori’s Gender Equality Strategy and partnership with UN Women, amfori is offering members exclusive and free access to participate in the ‘WEPs  Activator’ and join the  Women’s  Empowerment Principles community. Read more

UNECE: amfori signed the UN Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards development.  Read more ( related articles: here , here, here )

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

amfori BEPI is collaborating with the ZDHC programme to work with the textile and footwear industry on a roadmap towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. Read more

amfori is proud to announce our memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation (ZDHC). Read more.


Concluded Partnerships

  Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Thai Government: We are partnering with the Thai Ministry of Commerce on a 12-month project to make Thailand a more attractive sourcing proposition for global markets, and to improve recruitment and working conditions. Read more.

Stepping up Social Performance Competences in Morocco: We joined a strategic alliance of organisations representing Moroccan and Spanish government, industry associations and businesses with the aim to improve local CSR schemes and build businesses’ competences in the country. Read more.



Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei: the partnership will boost collaboration between SMEs based across Europe and Taiwan. In utilising the collective leverage of our over 8,000 members, we are helping to create crucial ties between buyers and producers, opening access to markets and increasing the impact of sustainable trade. Read more.
  Rainforest Alliance: Since 2012, amfori BSCI and the Rainforest Alliance have worked together to reduce the number of audits for producers supplying companies that are members of both. Read more.