8 - Good jobs and economic growth
Supplier Social Assessment
High Risk suppliers (determined by internal risk assessment) to be included in the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) framework under amfori BSCI.
Mirroring environmental issues, our biggest social impact is made by sourcing a diverse range of products, often from suppliers located in high risk countries.
The assessment will include our high, medium and low risk direct suppliers.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies drive social compliance and improvements within the factories in their global supply chains. Amfori BSCI implements the principle international labour tandards protecting workers’ rights. We follow the amfori BSCI framework with commitment and in accordance to the amfori BSCI set up, overseen by a Quality Department member of staff.
We are now fully trained in the framework, and are performing risk analysis amongst our 110 direct suppliers each year. We have full overview of our supply chain mapping and are continuesly in dialogue with suppliers. We are currently working hard to get 80 per cent of our total buying volume conducted through the amfori BSCI framework.
The 17 suppliers in the table to the right have now been incorporated into the amfori BSCI framework under which they will now be measured. These 17 ‘suppliers’ account for 19 factories in total and account for 71 per cent of our turnover. We are working to sustain the numbers of suppliers under the framework in 2022. We will work more in depth with the 17 supliers and we anticipate a larger volume of our purchase to be evaluated under the framework as we will increase our purchase volume and invite two to three more suppliers onto the framework.