Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
To underline our commitment and our engagement to be independently assessed in accordance with the requirements of a reputable and well-established system for improving working conditions across our supply chain, Triumph has become an active participating company of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).
BSCI is an international initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in factories and farms worldwide. BSCI unites over 1,000 companies around one common Code of Conduct with the aim to build an ethical supply chain with a step-by-step, development-oriented system. The BSCI Code of Conduct is built on the most important international conventions protecting workers’ rights, notably the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Conventions and recommendations. As do all BSCI participating companies, Triumph has committed to implement the Code within its supply chain.
BSCI supports companies by providing them with practical management instruments to implement the Code of Conduct and monitor improvements of working conditions in supply chains. Only independent external auditing companies are authorised to perform BSCI audits. To optimise the BSCI process, the audit results are shared in a common database among participating companies. This helps to avoid multiple audits and unnecessary management time and costs for companies and producers.
Alongside the auditing process, BSCI provides capacity building activities to participating companies along with producers in Europe and in sourcing countries. The focus and content of capacity building sessions are adapted to priority issues and main non‐compliances in a given country or region. These activities help build the knowledge, skills and ownership required to achieve sustainable improvements in social compliance.
Often, non‐compliance with labour rights is linked to political, economic or cultural issues that affect not only individual workplaces but also entire sectors and countries. To find sustainable solutions to these challenges, BSCI develops active dialogue and cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders such as governments, trade unions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), business associations, buyers and suppliers. These activities not only take place in sourcing countries, but also in various other consuming countries and at an institutional level through the BSCI Stakeholder Council.
Both our own factories and our third party suppliers are being integrated into the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) system. A great number of them already operate according to the system.