Auditing

Global Standards conducts social audits of manufacturing facilities in Vietnam and across Asia against local laws, Codes of Conduct and international standards. 

Compliance audits may be conducted on behalf of a factory or their overseas buyer to look into systems and practices and try to identify non-compliances, gaps or issues in need of improvement. The audit is often followed by an implementation period involving ongoing consulting and capacity building to meet the goals set out in the Corrective Action Plan or CAP in order to bringing the factory up to international norms.

We have many years experience working with multinational companies and buyers using their own Codes of Conduct (CoC) or wider industry codes such as those from The Fair Labor Association (FLA), Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), WRAP, SA8000, BSCI, ETI, SEDEX, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and others. Regardless of the specific code we seek to provide buyers with deeper insights into their suppliers and supply chains and assist in providing an understanding of root causes, which lead to problems in raising standards of compliance.   

In either case, the audit will cover compliance with local laws and with core issues as set out in the relevant code being applied.

In addition to standard compliance audits, we offer tailored services to meet client's particular compliance needs. For example, clients looking to meet new regulatory requirements such as California's SB 657 on the elimination of slavery and abuse in the supply chain.

Sustainable Food Value Chains are another area of increasing importance and interest, where it is important to promote sustainable agricultural production along the supply chain (from farm to table). At Global Standards, we are interested in creating collaborative tools with the aim of assisting organizations to sustain value chains that benefit consumers, stakeholders and the natural environment. For more on this growing field, please see Sustainable Food

For more information on these or other services please contact us.
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