Companies with international business operations are increasingly held accountable not only for their own performance but also for the performance of their international supply chain, including the working conditions of factories in which a product is manufactured.
If a company or brand becomes associated with below standard working environments or human rights violations, it risks negatively impacting brand value, image, and market opportunities.
A social compliance audit is an effective way for companies and organizations to meet this goal. Social accountability audits are voluntary and help companies develop and implement fair practice programs that are transparent across supply chains.
Social compliance Auditing is a way of measuring and reporting on an organization's social, and ethical performance.
Key Check Points
- Child labor
- Forced labor
- Minimum wage
- Overtime wage
- Working hours
- Social benefits
- Safety and health
- Protection of the environment