BSCI stands for Business Social Compliance Initiative, a common and standardized European approach for monitoring social standards, in all supplier countries for all consumer goods. It tries to involve all stakeholders in Europe and supplier countries so there are no issues of competition between countries, suppliers, and retailers. BSCI is not a certification system; rather it provides a specific process with uniform management instruments for Members, suppliers, auditors and qualifiers. This approach ensures uniform audit procedures and evaluation thus comparability of the results.
The following requirements are of particular importance and are implemented in a developmental approach: 1. Legal Compliance 2. Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining 3. Prohibition of Discrimination 4. Compensation 5. Working Hours 6. Workplace Health and Safety 7. Prohibition of Child Labour 8. Prohibition of Forced Labour and Disciplinary Measures 9. Environment and Safety Issues