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Business Social Compliance Initiative

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

BSCI works to tackle these challenges by offering one common Code of Conduct and one single Implementation System that enable all companies sourcing all types of products from all geographies to collectively address the complex labour issues of their supply chain.

Benefits of BSCI include

The main benefits of the BSCI are the following

  • Use an effective and well-established system to improve working conditions in your supply chain
  • Access comprehensive auditing tools to ensure a consistent monitoring of your supply chain
  • Benefit from the supplier database gathering audit information thus gaining time and money by avoiding multiple auditing of the same factory
  • Dialogue and cooperate with stakeholders at the European and supplier country level
  • Engage in a broad network of CSR managers to share and further develop best practices in the field of social compliance
  • Efficient and effective risk management of organizational risks including social, legal, health, safety and environmental risks
  • Opportunity to network and exchange best practices

Consulting Methodology

A proven Social Management System development and implementation approach should be used based on project management methodologies. A structured approach should be used for defining project plans, specific responsibilities and verification of results. The result will be a development and implementation strategy that is more efficient and provides for first time compliance or conformance to the BSCI Audit requirements.

Following phases are involved in development and implementation of an effective Social Management System

  • Development of Project Plan
  • Review and Gap Assessment
  • Management System Development
  • Management System Implementation
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review

Benefits of BSCI Consulting include

Our team of experts on social standards, management system and labour laws can help you ensure compliance of all the applicable requirements in this regard. And ensure a smooth and productive audit activity as per your customer requirements.

Following can be some of the benefits of having and experienced consultant for development of management system

  • An effective and reliable management system
  • Increased objectivity and impartiality
  • Better audit results
  • Increasing business opportunities
  • Reduced SMS development and implementation time
  • SMS designed to suit the organization and your customers’ requirements