Project Groups

Specialized focus. Timely action

Project Groups provide operational advice to the association on particular topics from an implementation perspective. They are an evolution of our existing Working Groups, but more  focused, they will enable us to respond in a timely manner as particular issues arise and ensure that members’ views are taken into account.

 

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amfori BEPI System: Shape the evolution of the amfori BEPI system and tools. This Project Group brings together experienced amfori BEPI members and relevant guest speakers to define the needs and establish the direction of the amfori BEPI system.  Please note only members who participate in amfori BEPI can join

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Four meetings per year (3 conference calls and 1 face-to-face meeting). Continuous work online.

amfori Secretariat lead: Anouschka Jansen, Senior Manager - Environmental Programmes.

Vacancies available - apply now


 

amfori BSCI System: Experienced amfori members who participate in amfori BSCI contribute to the development of the amfori BSCI and help us align social programmes and systems to the needs of our members. 

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Two meetings per year. Continuous work online.

amfori Secretariat Lead: Veronica Rubio, Senior Manager - Strategic Programmes.


 

amfori BSCI Capacity Building Impact Assessment: amfori members with knowledge and experience on impact measurements work alongside the Secretariat to develop a framework to measure the impact of amfori BSCI Capacity Building activities.

Duration: Nine months

Frequency: Three conference calls and two face-to-face meetings

amfori lead: Litchi Ling, Capacity Building Coordinator


 

amfori BSCI Semi-Announced Audits: amfori members work with the Secretariat to find and implement solutions for driving an increase in the use of Semi-Announced Audits in amfori BSCI

Duration: Six months

Frequency: Two conference calls and one face-to-face meeting

amfori Secretariat lead: Andrew Martin, Vice-president - Services

Vacancies available - Apply


 

amfori BSCI Audit Integrity Programme Support: amfori members support the Secretariat on key elements regarding the Audit Integrity Programme. Their expertise helps improve the audit quality, and help draw up an external reporting strategy and plan for the Audit Quality Programme for launch Jan 2019.

Duration: 12 months

Frequency: Numerous conference calls throughout the year

amfori Secretariat lead: Erika Sok, Auditing Manager


 

Chemicals in textiles and footwear​: This Project Group focuses on aligning the roll out and use of best practices and standards. It provides guidance on chemical management and technical-related topics and help us support amfori BEPI participants in successfully implementing the Supply Chain Chemical Management Module.

Duration: 12 months

Frequency: Four meetings (3 conference calls and 1 face-to-face meeting.)  Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead: Sandhya Sharma-Tosserams, Chemical Specialist.


 

Chemical policy and supply chains: amfori members receive updates on chemical policy and provide input on the most pressing regulatory developments affecting supply chains. The group also discusses policy proposals on chemicals affecting supply chains.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: One face-to-face meeting and four conference calls a year.


 

Customs: This Project Group helps us focus our efforts to ensure that amfori members’ concerns are properly heard at the appropriate fora, and considered by the appropriate people in order to meet their needs.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Two meetings per year. Continuous work online.

amfori Secretariat lead: Stuart Newman, Senior Legal Advisor.


 

Environmental issues in the food and beverage sector: amfori members help us determine the specific environmental improvement needs of the food & beverage sector and identify key partners and stakeholders for potential collaboration. In this Project Group we  also be identify the necessary improvements to the current SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire) and working on potential modules and training. Please note this group is open for members who participate in amfori BEPI only.

Duration: 12 months

Frequency: Four meetings (three conference calls and one face-to-face meetings). Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead: Stephanie Raymond, Senior Environmental Coordinator.

Vacancies available - apply now


 

Social issues the food industry: amfori members help us develop and align food programmes and systems to the needs of amfori BSCI participants. Technical experts and amfori members from the food sector  lend their expertise to the development of responses to key issues in this area.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: Four meetings per year (two conference calls and two face-to-face meetings). Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead: Veronica Rubio, Senior Manager - Strategic Programmes.


 

Sustainability platform user feedback: If you are a user of amfori’s sustainability platforms, join subject matter and technical experts in this Project Group to have your say and discuss areas for improvement going forward.

Duration: Six months

Frequency: Ad-hoc after production-ready stages

amfori Secretariat lead: Alain Paumen, Senior Manager ICT.


 

Sustainability policy: Receive the latest information on supply chain-related sustainability policy and help amfori position itself on a national, EU and international level.

Duration: 24 months

Frequency: TBD

amfori Secretariat lead: Milan Pajic, Trade Policy Advisor.


 

Timber Pilot: amfori members who participate in amfori BEPI help us understand how to best support members and producers on the EU Timber Regulation and the requirements for due diligence.

Duration:12 months

Frequency: Four meetings (three conference calls and one face-to-face meetings). Continuous work online

amfori Secretariat lead:  Stephanie Raymond, Senior Environmental Coordinator.

Vacancies available - apply now

 

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