The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is excited to announce that BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions will continue to serve as our Sustainability Partner in 2018 and 2019. During this time, they will help us deliver timely information to our members and develop best practices and educational materials on supply chain transparency and traceability, as well as sustainable, ethical sourcing and business practices.
BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions is the leading global provider of supply chain intelligence, audit management services solutions, and risk management advisory services. BSI’s mission is to help organizations identify, manage, and mitigate global supply chain threats to protect their brand and reputation and become more resilient. BSI’s holistic supply chain risk management suite is designed to help organizations predict and visualize risk, and develop robust mitigation and compliance management programs to protect their supply chain, brand, and reputation.
“USFIA values BSI’s strong support of our organization and activities, and we’re thrilled that we get to continue working together in 2018 and 2019 to develop additional educational resources for the industry,” says Julia K. Hughes, President of USFIA. “In addition to bringing BSI’s corporate responsibility and supply chain transparency expertise to our events, webinars, and member content, we’re also looking forward to working with BSI to continue to develop our Social Compliance & Sustainability Committee, which we launched together in 2017.”
“BSI is proud to announce our renewed partnership with USFIA as their Sustainability Partner. In 2018, we plan to expand on our work from 2017 and continue to provide guidance and support on emerging issues that impact USFIA members,” says Ryan Lynch, Head of Advisory and CSR for BSI. “We are excited to break ground on a new project with USFIA developing workshops designed to tackle challenging supplier worksite issues, such as migrant labor exploitation and excessive working hours. We look forward to working with USFIA and the membership again!”
USFIA and BSI will expand on their partnership and current committee and workshop plans at USFIA Fashion Forward: San Francisco on February 1st at Levi Strauss & Co.
Throughout the rest of the year, BSI will:
- Serve as co-chair of the USFIA Social Compliance & Sustainability Committee.
- Present on social responsibility at the USFIA Washington Trade Symposium on July 12, 2018.
- Present on the Supplier Compliance Audit Network (SCAN)during events and webinars throughout the year. BSI serves as the program manager for SCAN, which U.S. Customs & Border Protection considers a “best practice” for brands and retailers.
- Communicate top corporate social responsibility, security and business continuity supply chain threats throughout the year via monthly highlight reports published with USFIA.
- Co-host a series of webinars for USFIA’s members and network, including webinars this spring on effective workplace systems and CSR risk management programs.
- Co-host workshops with USFIA that enable participants to better establish effective workplace systems by guiding them through interactive exercises designed to strengthen skills related to critical thinking, problem solving, root cause analysis, change management, & project facilitation.
- Provide intelligence to USFIA members from the Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN),BSI’s web-based, comprehensive global supply chain intelligence system.
- Provide access to BSI’s new Supply Chain Intelligence Centerwhere individual SCREEN country risk reports are available for purchase online.
- Invite USFIA members to access other BSI materials, and participate in BSI-sponsored educational and networking opportunities around the world. Join BSI on February 20th or 21st, 2018 for a free webinar, BSI’s Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Review.
USFIA’s partners support us in our mission while helping us amplify the industry’s voice on the critical issues and keep our members informed about the regulatory challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information on our partners for 2018, visit www.usfashionindustry.com.