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A China social compliance audit seeks to identify whether a supplier respects the organization’s ethical and social requirements. Our China Quality Inspection and Control team performs a thorough audit of the supplier’s entirety to investigate whether they follow the legal, ethical, and social expectations your organization is dedicated to adhering to.
A social compliance audit company in China helps businesses understand if their suppliers respect the social and legal responsibilities to run their organization ethically. While social or ethical audits were once considered a “feel-good” marketing tactic, today, customers, SME’s, NGO’s, and government organizations are holding suppliers to a higher standard and demanding they take part in global, sustainable initiatives.
We live in a world where businesses are continually competing for the competitive edge. In many cases, this competition leads to driving manufacturing costs down, which results in suppliers searching for solutions to make up for lost profits. This search for lost profits can easily lead to neglecting some of the basic social and environmental necessities a company must provide. A social compliance audit in China gives you, the buyer, transparency in your suppliers’ practices to make an informed decision
Guided Imports trained auditors can visit your supplier to conduct a physical assessment using SA 8000 standards. This assessment follows an intensive checklist, highlighting the nine essential components of a safe and ethical work environment. The nine categories are as follows:
The SA 8000 framework acts as a benchmark standard, which you can use to hold your suppliers accountable. When implemented within an organization, this standard can be used as the foundation for growth and continuance of compliance year after year.
We can work with you and your supplier to perform a CSR assessment through EcoVadis. EcoVadis is the most respected and fastest-growing provider of business sustainability ratings. This assessment becomes the first step of a continuous monitoring process, ensuring stakeholders and customers’ assurance of the suppliers’ sustainability commitment. An EcoVadis assessment focuses on the following four categories:
Through the EcoVadis methodology, you can understand your supplier’s devotion to the significant social issues businesses and consumers strive to achieve. An EcoVadis assessment is the first step a company can take to improving supplier sustainability and making them a contributor to impactful global initiatives.
Guided Imports trained and qualified inspectors can follow the guidelines of major internationally accepted social audit standards. When businesses want to understand if their suppliers respect ethical expectations, our social audits can hold suppliers accountable for their actions. We can work with you and your supplier to define the critical areas of improvement and allow the buyer to make informed decisions on how you wish to proceed with them.
We strive to operate in a flexible working capacity and understand last minute requests happen. We can send an auditor to your supplier within 48-hours’ notice or less. When you need an urgent audit, reach out to us informing us of the details, and we will immediately begin communicating with your supplier and dispatching our auditors.
Guided Imports was founded on the idea of offering essential services to businesses looking to manufacture in China. We see the environmental and social impact offshore manufacturing has on the world. In a conscious effort to become a part of the solution and not a part of the problem, we began focusing on strategies that we can implement to reduce a supplier’s impact significantly. Not only do we conduct CSR audits, but we also work closely with suppliers on improvement strategies and training for them to increase their sustainability efforts.
Guided Imports has been helping businesses work with Chinese suppliers for a decade. We intimately understand how suppliers operate, how they attempt to conceal problems, and exactly where to look during any audit type. As a company that is so focused on identifying weak areas within a factory and strategizing on improving them, our auditing services play a vital role in identifying and improving suppliers’ performance.
We are a western owned and operated organization, with our offices in China. Our auditing services were created to be economical, so our customers can obtain a clear understanding of their suppliers’ CSR efforts in a well-communicated way. Our team of quality inspectors and auditors have been individually selected and trained by our team and consistently updated with the globally accepted auditing standards.
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A social compliance audit seeks to identify if a supplier respects the social and ethical requirements their buyers hold them to. Buyers will perform a social compliance audit on a supplier to ensure they follow the social, legal, ethical, and environmental requirements they hold themselves to.
Social compliance is how a business focuses on how its impact affects the safety, social, health, and environmental ecosystems around them. When companies maintain a social compliance standard, they are expected to perform at a standard that considers how their actions affect the world around them.
Businesses have massive influence over the environment around them. Social compliance acts as the checks and balances system to ensure that companies do not take advantage of any social or environmental systems based on their actions.
The three most common types of manufacturing audits are the following:
A social audit works to identify whether or not an organization respects the social and ethical requirements its stakeholders require them to be held to. When suppliers take on new buyers, these buyers will often require a social audit to ensure the supplier maintains their promise to social and ethical initiatives.
The five main areas of Corporate Social Responsibility are: