Code of Conduct of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)


            In 2013 and 2014 “Vinex Slavyantsi” SA was successfully audited by the English company “UL VS” Ltd. by request of the Swedish wine patent “Systembolaget” AB on the implementation of social and ecological standards as shown in the Code of Conduct of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). BSCI is a European system for social control of ethical security, created by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) located in Brussels. The BSCI system is based on the work standards of ILO (The International Labour Organisation) and supports the constant improvement of social responsibility of suppliers. In compliance with ILO Conventions, UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child and on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, UN Global Compact and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and other internationally ratified agreements, the BSCI Code of Conduct aims to achieve compliance with certain social and ecological standards. By signing the BSCI Code of Conduct, the companies, within their influence reach, agree to implement the social and ecological standards, set out within this Code and to take the necessary measures within their company policy for their implementation and realisation. The companies also have to guarantee the Code of Conduct will be kept by their subcontractors, participating in the production processes, connected to the production of the final product, realised on behalf of BSCI members. Third party audits are one of the mechanisms for improving social standards but the key to an actual and sustainable improvement is to work in partnership with suppliers. BSCI aims to reward the willingness of suppliers to cooperate.

            Within the limit of possible actions and suitable measures, the companies have to redirect their development to meet the following criteria:

  1. Compliance with legal regulations
  2. Freedom of partnership and right to collective agreements
  3. Zero tolerance of discrimination
  4. Labour remuneration
  5. Work times
  6. Health and safety at work
  7. No children labour
  8. No forced, compulsory labour or disciplinary measures
  9. Matters, relating to environment and safety
  10. Management systems


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