BSCI 2.0 refers to the latest upgrade to the BSCI System, to incorporate the latest international guidelines on business and human rights, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). As well as a brand new and reinforced Code of Conduct with 11 labour principles which participants must ask their producers to adhere to, and which they are monitored for, BSCI 2.0 asks companies to go beyond monitoring to empower themselves and their producers and engage transparently with stakeholders.
BSCI 2.0 asks companies to cascade the benefits of BSCI and improved working conditions to all business partners, particularly beyond the first tier of their supply chain, as sub-suppliers of main sourcing partners can also present a risk to the labour conditions of workers. It asks companies to ensure their business partners provide a grievance mechanism to ensure producers hear the voice of workers and can settle grievances constructively. Finally, it asks that participants ensure their producers inform their workers about their rights.
Please click here to download a copy of the A3 poster showcasing the 11 principles of the BSCI 2.0 Code of Conduct and Approach.
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