KPMG selected as amfori audit Quality Partner



KPMG has been selected for the next three years, from 2021 – 2023, following a closed tender process.

Over 2020, amfori ran a closed tender process to select the amfori BSCI quality partner from 2021. The process ran throughout Q2-Q4 and a team of amfori managers assessed each applicant against a range of strict criteria. This list of requirements included their industry knowledge and experience, management structures and commitment to amfori values.

KPMG Advisory NV (‘KPMG’) was selected as the amfori BSCI Quality Partner for the next three years, from 2021 – 2023 (inclusive). This renews the mandate amfori previously held with KPMG from 2017-2020.

Christian Ewert, amfori President, welcomes the appointment of KPMG as our Audit Quality Partner:

The amfori Audit Quality Programme has established our organisation as an industry leader and set a high benchmark for the sector. This is a great achievement and could not have been reached without the collaboration of KPMG. We are very pleased to continue working with them as our audit quality partner. This follows our longstanding relationship since 2017 and we are confident that we will be able to continue strengthening our collaboration and improving our auditing systems together in the years to come.

During this period, amfori will continue to build on the success of the last three years with KPMG. In the 2021-2023 period, we will continue to verify together that amfori BSCI is managed by our auditing partners in a robust and constructive manner, as we focus on management of local risk. This approach will seek to ensure that the delivery of amfori BSCI audit is maintained consistently at the highest standards around the world. Jerwin Tholen, partner KPMG Advisory NV, is excited  that amfori continues working with KPMG on this crucial programme:

We believe in the importance of social audits and see dedicated quality programmes as a must-have given the challenges in the industry. We support amfori’s increased focus on managing local risk and we will leverage our global network to realise this. We look forward to continuing this work for another three years and helping improve the enabling environment for social auditors around the world. This in order to protect basic human rights in the supply chains of amfori’s members and improve working conditions for many.

It should be understood this will not have any direct impact on members, but will continue to ensure the services provided to our members remain at the highest standard.

For more information, please contact Frazer McFadyen, amfori Risk & Monitoring Lead.