amfori Producers

Although not members of our organisation, producers are critical partners to our members and to amfori. They are based in diverse countries and produce a wide range of goods that our member companies buy, import, sell to satisfy the needs of the consumers.

Producers can be engaged in amfori BSCI when their clients involve them in social improvement of their premises or amfori BEPI when their clients involve them in environment improvement.

One key benefit of amfori is the avoidance of duplicate efforts. The social/ environmental profile of amfori BSCI and amfori BEPI producers are shared among members, thus avoiding unnecessary costs of audits and enabling all actors to focus on the improvement process.

 

Who are the producers on amfori BSCI?

 

Our members participating in amfori BSCI have 27,463 (as of 30 June 2020) active producers in their supply chains.

Active producers are defined as having:

  • at least one linkage with a member
  • a valid or ongoing audit

Number of active producers: 27,463

In total, the amfori sustainability platform has active producers in 82 countries. The majority of producers are based in China (21,455 or 78%).

 

 

How do the supply chains of our members in amfori BSCI look?

 

On average, producers on the amfori BSCI platform are in 4.5 supply chains. That means that, on average, each producer is linked to almost five members, resulting in more than 120,000 linkages between members and producers.

If a producer has already had an audit requested by a member with whom they are linked, then other members linked to this producer will not need to request an audit. These linkages cut down on the amount of audits that each individual member must request. As linkages increase (which will happen as amfori grows), efficiency will also increase.

Average number of producer’s linkages: 4.5

The distribution of linkages over the producers show that the majority of the producers have less then 10 linkages and few have more than 60.

 

 

Who are the producers in amfori BEPI?

 

Our members participating in amfori BEPI have 6,594 (as of 30 June 2020) active producers in their supply chains. Active producers are defined as having at least one linkage with a member, supplier or other producer.

Number of active producers in amfori BEPI: 6,594

Producers in amfori BEPI are based in 68 countries. The majority of producers are based in China (4,223, 64%), followed by Bangladesh (739, 11%) and India (569, 9%).

 

 

How do the supply chains of our members in amfori BEPI look?

 

Each producer in amfori BEPI is linked on average to 2.97 members. This results in 17,555 linkages between members and producers.

Number of business relations of amfori BEPI producers to participants: 17,555, average 2.97 per producer.

While a few producers are linked to more than 35 members, the majority of producers have less than 5 connections to members.

 

 

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