Bringing greater coherence and harmony to existing sustainability efforts is one of amfori’s long-term goals. We are strong believers in creating common standards and initiatives that bridge gaps between global, national and industry standards.
In 2017, FTA announced a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The agreement is one based on collaborating to protect vulnerable workers throughout global supply chains.
FTA has 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.
In May 2016 BSCI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sedex, the leading non-profit organisation working with buyers, suppliers and auditors to improve global supply chains, to co-develop projects and programmes that enhance the sustainability efforts of our memberships. Through this partnership, our goal is to leverage our joint strengths to drive scale within the responsible sourcing industry and create numerous benefits for our members.
In early September 2017, FTA partnered with the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Government of Thailand to begin a 12-month project that will make Thailand a more attractive sourcing proposition for global markets and improve recruitment and working conditions.
In response to the need for a unified approach to sustainability in the wine production industry, BSCI has launched the Sustainable Wine Programme to promote socially responsible and environmentally sustainable business practices in wine supply chains, from the grape to the bottle.
Both universities share our belief in the power of improving the social, environmental and business performance of supply chains through purchasing decisions and business relationships.
Since 2012, BSCI and the Rainforest Alliance are working together to reduce the number of audits conducted for producers supplying companies that are members of both initiatives.
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.