To take part in the project, FTA members can use the online expression of interest.
The Evolution of BSCI’s Work in Thailand:
2017: BSCI’s ongoing work on responsible recruitment evolved into a collaborative project led by the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand. The partnership was officially launched at the FTA Multi-stakeholder Forum: Enhancing Social Performance in Thai Supply Chains, 21 September in Bangkok.
2016: BSCI and ILO held a roundtable in Bangkok, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders. A set of training sessions raised awareness on the issue and promoted the benefits of responsible recruitment practices to middle-management.
2015: Following reports of abuses against migrant workers in Thailand’s seafood and food industry, the Thai government stepped up efforts against human trafficking. BSCI engaged in promoting responsible recruitment within the supply chains of participating companies.
2014: BSCI’s new Code of Conduct includes specific references to migrant workers, stating that they should be equally protected and that BSCI 2.0 will include recruitment agency mapping.
2013: A Finnwatch report described poor working conditions in several Thai companies that employ migrants and supply to the USA, EU and Australia, including BSCI participant companies.
BSCI and ILO held the first buyers meeting in Brussels to discuss potential importer and retailer collaboration to eradicate human rights violations.