Study: Measuring the Impact of amfori Capacity Building in China



China Capacity Building Impact Assessment – Key Figures

  • 99% of participants would recommend amfori capacity building activities to colleagues or peers
  • 85% of factories reported to have improved on specific performance areas.
  • 92% have applied changes to policies and production processes, which led to changes in business behaviours.

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A key channel for achieving amfori’s goal of open and sustainable trade is through our capacity building programme. These activities empower our members and their business partners to make long-lasting change to their supply chains. In 2018, amfori brought together a range of amfori members in a Project Group to discuss the value and process of assessing the impact of these training activities, as well as participating in and supporting the pilot study and activities. The pilot China Capacity Building Impact Assessment, published here, is a result of their collaborative work together as well as a range of takeaways from capacity building participants who offered feedback from their experiences.

Running from April to October 2018, the objectives of the Pilot were as follows:

  • To echo our value in continuous improvement and our commitment to achieve UN SDGs
  • To emphasise that amfori BSCI offers high value services in addition to social auditing
  • To encourage members to make use of amfori capacity building services
  • To collect findings and recommendations to improve capacity building services

The outcomes of this pilot will offer members a better idea of the impact that amfori capacity building activities can have for their business partners and how this supports their due diligence efforts.  It is intended to publish more Impact Assessment reports in the future.

The impact assessment was prepared using the below data points:

  1. Correlation analysis of 1000 factories’ amfori BSCI 2.0 Audit and Training data
  2. Post-training survey data analysis from 2,535 surveys completed in the amfori Academy
  3. Online follow-up survey and analysis with 171 respondents
  4. 20-minute phone interviews with 86 individuals
  5. Half-day site visits at 7 factories