New amfori Annual Report: A Year of Landmark Achievements

28-06-2018

amfori launched its first annual report under its new name and identity sending an inspiring message to members and stakeholders to use trade for good in the world.

It represents a year of building the new brand and transforming the organisation to be fit for the future by introducing a new governance structure, extending the membership offering and reshaping the global network.

Governance

Working towards a more transparent and participatory approach, members are at the core of decision making of our association. A new simpler governance structure includes a Member and Stakeholder Advisory Council, Local Networks and Project Groups.

New offering: three products

Delivering on the association’s strategic Vision 2030, amfori embedded UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its activities, reinforcing three products to empower members to ‘Trade with Purpose’.

This year’s milestones include notably:

  • amfori BSCI: launch of Audit Integrity Programme and Responsible Recruitment Module
  • amfori BEPI: expansion of training activities and another year of record double digit growth
  • amfori Advocacy: enlarged scope to include the monitoring of policy developments at the international level.

Geographic outreach

Even in times of strong anti-trade rhetoric and protectionism, amfori reported the strongest increase in membership with more than 2200 businesses in supply chains across 44 countries on 4 continents, representing a combined turnover of 1.6 trillion euro.

This tremendous growth demonstrates companies’ commitment towards open and sustainable trade and demonstrates their trust in amfori as the association in supporting them to prepare their businesses for the challenges in the future.

For more of this year’s insights, download the annual report.  

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