The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a business-driven initiative for retailers, importers and brand companies committed to improving working conditions in their international supply chain. BSCI unites hundreds of companies around one common Code of Conduct and supports them in their efforts towards building an ethical supply chain by providing them with a step‐by‐step development‐oriented system, applicable to all sectors and all sourcing countries.
The Fair Labor Association (FLA)
FLA is a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organisations to improve working conditions in factories around the world. The FLA has developed a Workplace Code of Conduct, based on ILO standards, and created a practical monitoring, remediation and verification process to achieve those standards.
FLA is a brand accountability system that places the onus on companies to voluntarily achieve the FLA’s labour standards in the factories manufacturing their products. Universities affiliated with the FLA ensure that the licensees supplying their licensed products manufacture or source those products from factories in which workers’ rights are protected.
The International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) CARE Process
ICTI consists of toy trade associations worldwide. The health and safety of children throughout the world is the driving force behind ICTI, which promotes international toy safety standards and a responsible attitude to advertising and marketing to children.
ICTI-CARE - The CARE (Caring, Awareness, Responsible, Ethical) Process is ICTI’s program to promote ethical manufacturing, in the form of fair labour treatment, as well as employee health and safety, in the toy industry supply chain, worldwide. Its initial focus is in China, where 80% of the world's toy volume is manufactured. Its intent is to provide a single, fair, thorough and consistent program to monitor toy factories' compliance with ICTI's Code of Business Practice.
Social Accountability International (SAI)
SAI is a non-governmental, international, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to improving workplaces and communities. It does this work with two principal types of tools developing and implementing socially responsible standards, the first of which was SA8000, and training and capacity building for workers, managers and auditors throughout the supply chain. SA8000 was established in 1997 as an auditable certification standard based on international workplace norms of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This standard is the benchmark against which companies and factories measure their performance. Those seeking to comply with SA8000® have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. The WRAP Certification Program is based on 12 Principles focusing on compliance with local laws, workplace regulations, universal workers’ rights, the environment, customs compliance and security. WRAP is also an IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) accredited training organization and runs social systems and internal auditor training courses and related seminars around the world.