BSCI Code of Conduct
Area of Application
BSCI is a system open to all retail, brand and importing companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. Interested companies and associations can only participate in BSCI after joining FTA.
The BSCI Code of Conduct aims at setting out the values and principles that BSCI participants strive to implement in their supply chains. Each BSCI participant endorses the Code of Conduct as well as the Terms of Implementation, the Glossary and the Reference when joining the initiative.
The BSCI Code draws on important international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, declarations of the United Nations (UN) as well as guidelines of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It sets out 11 core labour rights, which our participants and their business partners commit to monitor within their supply chains in a step-by-step development approach. The 2014 version has been reinforced with new principles such as ‘No Precarious Employment’ and ‘Ethical Business Behaviour’