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Business Environmental Performance Initiative

c/o Foreign Trade Association
172 Avenue de Cortenbergh
+32 (0)7 762 0551

The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) is a business-driven initiative that enables companies to manage and improve the environmental performance of their global supply chain through a supported and tailored management system approach.

BEPI offers a single system for all companies sourcing all product types and uses industry best practices alongside practical technical expertise to support companies in developing supply chain visibility and meet the increasing environmental regulatory and stakeholder requirements. The basis of the BEPI framework is built on the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Environmental Reference Tools, and it is also aligned with leading environmental standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Launched in 2014 by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), BEPI is part of FTA’s Sustainability services, which also include the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), aimed to support companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their 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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