amfori BSCI System Revision: Join the Public Consultation for the revised Code of Conduct

17-03-2021

 

As part of its revision cycle, the amfori team has been revising the amfori BSCI system together with members, key stakeholders and business partners since March 2020.

The first part of the revision is the revised Code of Conduct, which will be available for public consultation between 1 April – 31 May 2021.

We welcome all stakeholders to provide their input and feedback via the amfori website.

What has changed: moving towards a due diligence approach

One commitment document: all actors in the system commit to the same values and principles through one Code of Conduct document.

Future-fit: concepts and topics that are of importance for today and the future have been added or improved in this revision. Some of the highlights are:

  • Due diligence approach
  • Gender-responsive principles and references
  • Further alignment with the UNGPs
  • Additional emphasis on living wage and fair recruitment

How to contribute: join the public consultation

Online consultation process: The public consultation will be available between 1 April 2021 – 31 May 2021 on the amfori website.

All stakeholders are welcome to provide their feedback on two levels:

  • The level of expectations met
  • Areas of addition/improvement

Next steps:

Feedback will be analysed throughout the first half of June. Relevant changes will then be made in consultation with the amfori BSCI System Project Group.

When the Code of Conduct is finalized and launched, all actors in the amfori BSCI System will have 12 months to sign and transition in line with the requirements of the revised Code of Conduct.

The revised Code of Conduct will be supplemented by a revised System Manual and monitoring process. We will provide more information on the revision of both of these tools in the coming months.