The amfori BSCI audit process consists of a combination of full and follow-up audits.
Full Audit: The amfori BSCI audit cycle is a 02 years period between full audits. The audit validity for a business partner who obtains the highest overall rating in a full amfori BSCI audit such as an overall rating of A or B (very good or good) across all performance areas, is 02 years or 24 months . In this case the business partner will have another full audit after 02 years and no follow-up audit. If the full audit of the business partner was rated C (average) , D or E (poor or very poor), then the audit validity is 12 months and a follow-up can be conducted between 02 and 12 month later.
Follow up audit : If a producer’s full audit has an overall rating of C, D or E the audit report provides the producer information on how they should improve to align with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. In such situations, the follow-up audit should never happen before a reasonable period that could allow the producer to develop evidence of progress made. This provision is practically important for finding concerning remuneration and working hours where at least 02 or 03 months are needed to generate new records to prove that new practices are in place . Not respecting this guideline can result in an audit that identifies the same issues as the initial audits .