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FTA Partners With BSR to Advance the Empowerment of

Women in Global Supply Chains

Brussels, 3 October 2016. The Foreign Trade Associations’ Business Social Compliance Initiative

(BSCI), supporting companies to improve working conditions in supply chains, has joined a

collaboration led by the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to promote women’s empowerment in

global supply chains.

Together with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), the Floriculture Sustainability

Initiative (FSI), International Council of Toy Industries CARE Foundation (ICTI CARE), the Sustainable

Trade Initiative (IDH), and Sedex, this collaboration aims to make women’s empowerment central to the

strategies, guidelines and practices that provide a framework for supply chain management.

The BSCI 2.0 system includes a broad range of tools and activities to help companies monitor,

strengthen capacities and share information while influencing key actors towards improving labour

conditions in the supply chain. Through this partnership BSCI will work closely with BSR in developing

a guidance that clarifies where and how the BSCI 2.0 system can be further reinforced to integrate a

gender lens that takes into account the rights and needs of women in supply chains.

To accompany this guidance, which will be made publicly available early 2017, specific auditing

guidelines will be developed to support the identification of practices that prevent women from

achieving their fullest potential.

“We are delighted to be part of this important initiative that will support BSCI participants towards

adopting strategies, guidelines and practices that incorporate a stronger gender lens. Our members

have an unwavering commitment towards the empowerment of women in global supply chains and

value the power of partnerships and collaborations as well as the impact of a collective voice on critical

issues. Through this partnership with BSR we anticipate that the initiative will complement BSCI 2.0 by

engaging our participants in a strategic manner and facilitate a targeted approach aimed at

empowering women in global supply chains – and contribute towards meeting SDG 5 to “achieve

gender equality and empower all women and girls”, said Christian Ewert, FTA Director General.

This supply chain partnership is part of a broader three-year project focusing on mobilising private

sector action for women empowerment funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs (MINBUZA). The

theory of change underpinning this project is based on the premise that private sector actors can

advance women’s empowerment in three ways: as actors, enablers and influencers.