BSCI is pleased to release its 2013 Annual Report. This year's edition is of significant relevance since it echoes BSCI's 10 year anniversary and highlights the progress made during this decade, in which its over 1,200 participants have raised their transparency and understanding of labour issues in their global supply chains. The report takes stock of the findings of the 'Achievement Study' -conducted last year by the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in order to assess the successes, challenges and future priorities of BSCI- and underlines another milestone achieved in 2013: the revision of its Code of Conduct. After more than a year of stakeholder consultations, the updated text comprises a set of values and eleven core principles aiming at the highest labour protection and fostering shared responsibility among all actors in the supply chain. BSCI is committed to keep improving working conditions in factories and farms across the globe and to empower participants and producers with the necessary knowledge and skills required to achieve sustainable improvements in social compliance. In 2013 alone, more than 9,000 BSCI social audits were conducted and its training sessions and workshops reached out more than 1,000 participants and producers.