FTA Partners With BSR to Advance the Empowerment of Women in Global Supply Chains

03-10-2016

We are glad to announce that our initiative, BSCI, has joined a collaboration led by the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to promote women’s empowerment in global supply chains. Together with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI), International Council of Toy Industries CARE Foundation (ICTI CARE), the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), and Sedex, this collaboration aims to make women’s empowerment central to the strategies, guidelines and practices that provide a framework for supply chain management

“We are delighted to be part of this important initiative that will support BSCI participants towards adopting strategies, guidelines and practices that incorporate a stronger gender lens. Our members have an unwavering commitment towards the empowerment of women in global supply chains and value the power of partnerships and collaborations as well as the impact of a collective voice on critical issues. Through this partnership with BSR we anticipate that the initiative will complement BSCI 2.0 by engaging our participants in a strategic manner and facilitate a targeted approach aimed at empowering women in global supply chains – and contribute towards meeting SDG 5 to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, said Christian Ewert, FTA Director General.

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