On 10 December every year since 1948, the International day of Human Rights marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. BSCI joins the UN in celebrating this day, towards achieving its own mission of improving working conditions in factories and farms world-wide. Recognising the importance of the UDHR, BSCI's Code of Conduct prescribes ten key labour rights, which are notably inspired from it. While most countries adopt legislations that respect human and labour rights, on a practical level, implementation of those legislations often lag behind.
BSCI supports its participating companies to improve working conditions in their supply chains by raising awareness of labour rights among factory and farm staff around the world. BSCI has organised hundreds of training sessions, reaching out to thousands of people, as knowledge of rights is the first necessary step towards improvements. BSCI also engages in constant dialogue with governments, trade unions and NGOs in supplying countries to encourage more ownership and true implementation of labour rights. To know more about BSCI's work, watch the BSCI video.