BSCI assesses its impact on Food and Primary Production

09-09-2011

BSCI is pleased to share the results of its food and primary production impact study. This report analyses the implementation of BSCI’s approach to the food supply chain between 2008-2010. It focuses on auditing and capacity building, along with an assessment of its successes and future recommendations. Since 2008, BSCI has offered companies and their suppliers a system to improve working conditions in packing houses and farms dealing with food products. The results of the impact study carried out by the Schuttelaar and Partners, a communication consultancy specialised in sustainable and healthy food, show that the implementation of the BSCI system has helped create a culture for change in which managers, workers representatives and workers themselves become more aware of their safety and working rights. Tangible improvements with regard to working hours and safety have been recorded. The study underlines that the links between the BSCI Code of Conduct and national laws are a positive aspect of BSCI as it gives a chance to efficiently implement national labour regulations. This study furthermore shows that achieving long term improvements to a workers’ social situation requires time and concrete examples of improvements to be made to the system are provided throughout the report. We recommend you to download the full report here.

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