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Business Social Compliance Initiative

c/o Foreign Trade Association
172 Avenue de Cortenbergh
+32 (0)2 762 0551

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 offers companies one common Code of Conduct and a step by step development-oriented system, applicable to all sectors and sourcing countries. To support the implementation of their BSCI programme, BSCI provides companies with comprehensive auditing tools and database, a broad range of capacity building activities, such as workshops and e-learning sessions, and opportunities to engage with relevant stakeholders via constructive dialogue in Europe and in sourcing countries.

Launched in 2003 by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), BSCI is part of FTA’s Sustainability services, which also include the Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI), aimed to support companies to improve environmental performance in global supply chains. FTA is the leading business association for global commerce that promotes the values of international trade and sustainable supply chains. FTA represents 1,900+ retailers, importers and brands to promote and defend international trade and supports their business by providing information and practical solutions towards sustainability in the global supply chain.


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