Sioen apparel is member of amfori BSCI, a sustainable community

By being a member of amfori BSCI, we enhance the global partnership for sustainable development by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilise and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources as stated in SDG 17.

Proud amfori BSCI member

Membership of amfori BSCI helps us achieve our goal to being a sustainable producer, monitoring our supply chain and transforming insights into actions. We chose this organisation because of its 40 year of experience on an international scale and its hands-on approach. Training, exchanging best practices and efficient tooling helps us to become better on all levels. In addition, BSCI has transparent and straightforward auditing guidelines, that are valuable for all.

Amfori BSCI membership

Sioen apparel is a member of amfori BSCI. This is a sustainable community that brings together over 2400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries.

BSCI is the abbreviation of Business Social Compliance Initiative.

Amfori BSCI offer holistic trade, social and environment services to improve the resilience and sustainability of our global sourcing strategy. Amfori BSCI have built on 40 years of experience to support members and empower them to be ready for whatever challenges the future brings.

The organisation enables companies like ours to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally.

Why we are a member of amfori BSCI

That it’s difficult to see the forest through the trees, we’ve explained in a separate article. We’ve retained the amfori BSCI as an organisation we’re engaging in because of:

  • Their international character
  • Their 40+ years of experience
  • Their hands-on approach with concrete tooling
  • Their best practices cases
  • Their training and networking opportunities
  • Their transparent and straightforward auditing
  • Their impact – they engage with and weigh on policy makers, key organisations, governments and institutions to have a bigger impact on issues pertinent to social compliance.

Amfori BSCI Tools

The practical auditing tools of amfori BSCI help us to manage risk and effectively monitor our supply chain. Their “Auditing Integrity Programme” offers us transparency and reliability in our monitoring process. The programme provides a comprehensive, robust and independent acceptance process. In addition, the sustainability intelligence dashboard allows us to clearly visualise complex supply chains.

Our ultimate goal is, of course, to transform insights into actions that support, track and measure targeted improvements. That’s why we let BSCI audits by SGS.

Amfori BSCI Training, network and support

The offer of training, workshops and e-learning opportunities of amfori BSCI is very large and drive improvements across the world. In addition, we have access to publications which give industry insights and valuable information regarding sustainability.
The platform where members exchange experiences and best practices is an added value and a benchmark for us.

Amfori BSCI code of conduct

Though our membership, we’re subscribing the amfori BSCI code of conduct, that includes 11 elements:
The rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

  • No Discrimination
  • Fair RemunerationDecent Working Hours
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • No Child Labour
  • Special Protection for Young Workers
  • No Precarious Employment
  • No Bonded Labour
  • Protection of the Environment
  • Ethical Business Behaviour

We’ve translated the Ethical Business Behaviour of the BSCI code of conduct into a Sioen document, applicable for all our employees.