Social Factory Audits
Your industry, our focus
Today, consumers, governments and NGOs are putting increasing pressure on brands and retailers to ensure transparency throughout their supply chains. Social accountability is an important element of a company's sourcing and marketing strategy, which helps ensure better product quality, foster consumer loyalty, and emphasize good corporate citizenship.
Social, Occupational Health & Fire Safety (OHFS) audits, have been created to assess factories performances within the terms of the international code of conducts and ensure workers safety.
Our professionally certified auditors can conduct ethical audits according to all major internationally recognized social audits standards, including among others:
- The Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI) was established in 2003, with the aim of improving social performance in the increasingly complex global supply chains. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct, which includes 11 fundamental principles, is based on the labor standards of the International Labour Organization, UN Charter of Human Rights and other key international and national regulations in the human rights sphere.
Eurofins | AQM has recently been accredited by amfori BSCI to conduct social audit for apparel and footwear programmes in China and Turkey. Stay tuned for more exciting announcement coming soon!
- Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS) is an international sectoral initiative with the aim to enhance working conditions along global supply chains of its member retailers and brands.
ICS is composed of 43 multinational retailers and brands, mainly French, but not limited to, in the sectors of textile, retail, footwear, electronics and furniture.
Eurofins | AQM is one of the nine international services providers approved to offer ICS audits and in 2019, over 1,000 ICS audits have been performed by us across Asia, Europe and Africa.
Our audits cover all the areas under the scope of these international initiatives or can be customized to focus on a specific scope:
- Child labour
- Forced labour
- Workers safety
- Management practices
- Freedom of association
- Working hours
- Salaries and overtimes
- HR management system
We invite you to contact us to help you answer your questions and be able to give you full support and service.
For further information contact our experts in Eurofins | AQM.