Supply chains are coming under intense scrutiny as consumers seek to hold companies accountable for workplace conditions. We perform independent social responsibility audits to industry standards or customized to client needs.
Today, it is crucial for companies to be aware of what is happening in their supply chains, and have processes in place to manage social responsibility risks. Social responsibility is a key element of the business value proposition, and failure in this regard can severely impact financial results and brand image.
We provides independent social responsibility audits to help brands understand the key sustainability issues affecting their business. Companies are better equipped to help their suppliers improve, as well as provide accurate social sustainability reporting.
We help you
Instill trust in customers and stakeholders
Prepare to meet industry and customer requirements
Benefit from a large pool of auditors, located in key production hubs
Meet a vast variety of customer requirements through numerous scheme approvals
AN APPROACH TAILORED FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
We use a variety of social responsibility standards to evaluate suppliers, including corporate Code of Conduct audits and a range of industry standards. To facilitate customized approaches, we have developed a social compliance checklist that includes ratings and scoring. This checklist can be tailored to your specific needs with modules covering issues such as anti-bribery, data protection and common environmental and health and safety topics. Customized social responsibility audits are also carried out using company-developed checklists and rating models.
SA 8000: WORLD-LEADING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CERTIFICATION STANDARD
Established in 1997, the SA 8000 standard helps certified organizations commit to the fair treatment of employees. SA 8000 measures social performance in eight key areas: child labor, forced labor, health & safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and remuneration. It is anchored by a management system element that drives continual improvement in each area.