Quality Management System
Led by the company’s dynamic CEO, Mr Yariv Sade, the core team of 1000 Miles Limited in Zhejiang, China took their first step toward ISO 9001:2015 certification. 1000 Miles Limited is a fashion accessories jewelry and gifts supplier. Focused on production of fashion accessories and jewelry in China, the company was established in 2008 and exporting products to United States and Canada.
“I am not surprised at all that most of the principles and requirements of ISO 9001 is already set in place within 1000 Miles Limited. As a manufacturer and exporter, the company is very customer-focused with robust production system. All they need to do is integrate these existing system and practices into the elements of ISO 9001:2015” said Jong Fernandez, principal consultant of AGF Consulting Group.
Strengthening Social Compliance
The company is also strengthening further its social management system by implementing Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Code.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The BSCI Code of Conduct aims at setting out the values and principles that BSCI participants strive to implement with their business partners along their supply chains. Each BSCI participant endorses the Code of Conduct when joining the initiative.
11 Principles Aiming at The Highest Labour Protection
The BSCI Code draws on important international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
It sets out 11 core labour rights, which participants and their business partners commit to implementing within their supply chains in a step-by-step development approach.
• The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Respect for the right of workers to form unions or other kinds of worker’s associations and to engage in collective bargaining.
• Fair Remuneration
Respect for the right of workers to receive fair remuneration.
• Occupational Health and Safety
Ensures a healthy and safe working environment, assessing risk and taking all necessary measures to eliminate or reduce it.
• Special Protection for Young Workers
Provision of special protection to any workers that are not yet adults.
• No Bonded Labour
Does not engage in any form of forced servitude, trafficked or non-voluntary labour.
• Ethical Business Behaviour
Does not tolerate any acts of corruption, extortion, embezzlement or bribery.
• No Discrimination
Provision of equal opportunities and does not discriminate against workers.
• Decent Working Hours
Observance of the law regarding hours of work.
• No Child Labour
Does not hire any worker below the legal minimum age.
• No Precarious Employment
Hiring of workers on the basis of documented contracts according to the law.
• Protection of the Environment
Taking necessary measures to avoid environmental degradation.