amfori Responds to 'Exploitation made in Europe' Report
amfori appreciates receiving information referring to the situation in global supply chains. This helps us to review the focus, direction and emphasis of our activities. We would also like to emphasise that amfori activities are not limited to auditing but include a wider range of activities such as capacity building and the facilitation of joint remediation. Investigative efforts complement our members’ monitoring efforts and thus support their responsibility for due diligence.
For this reason, we have shared the report with our concerned members and are liaising with them on how to engage their respective business partners in a coordinated manner to better understand the situation, take collective action and jointly address the violations of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct where applicable. amfori supports topics highlighted in the report such as the call for a living wage, responsible purchasing practices and Human Rights Due Diligence. Position papers on all these items have been published recently. The report reminds us that countries in Eastern Europe must not be forgotten in our joint efforts for more sustainability...
amfori remains open to engage directly with the Clean Clothes Campaign and Bread for the World on this matter.
[full letter addressed to CCC attached]