The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a broad based business-driven platform for social compliance monitoring and qualification of the supply chain. The BSCI Code of Conduct includes elements of legal compliance, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, prohibition of discrimination, compensation, working hours, workplace health and safety, prohibition of child labour, prohibition of forced and compulsory labour and disciplinary measures, environment and safety issues.
The BSCI audit protocol demonstrates commitment to ethical treatment of a company’s workforce throughout the entire supply chain. BSCI participants have exclusive access to the BSCI database, clear assessment of audit results, an enhanced relationship with suppliers and an improved reputation. Suppliers of BSCI participants can avoid the need for multiple audits through recognition by different BSCI participants, improve their awareness of working conditions and ethical audit protocols, and leverage a good result in a BSCI audit to gain an easier access for the SA8000® certification process.
How can we help you?
As a third-party auditing body, TÜV SÜD conducts audits in accordance with BSCI. We offer worldwide support with competent local auditors recognised by SAI.
Why choose TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD’s global network provides multidisciplinary expertise for a wide range of auditing and certification services in key markets. We act as a one-stop service provider for companies requiring social compliance programmes and management systems standards, integrating your existing systems such as BSCI and SA8000® with other management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
As part of our commitment to unparalleled service quality, our inspectors and auditors are required to adhere to our strict Code of Conduct. This ensures the expert opinions they provide are professional, independent and impartial.