Social and Ethical Management

Voluntary Social Standards

Fair wages, humane working hours, and a strict ban on child labor. Commit to voluntary minimum social standards at your international business partners’ production sites - with an own “Code of Conduct.” Our experts can help you develop your Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR - based on national laws and regulations. We offer extensive, practical know-how and can help you introduce and implement social standards. To provide a solid foundation for future certification.

Benefits at a Glance

With the introduction of a social or ethical management system, accompanied by our experts, you can:

  • Protect your brand and corporate image through minimum social standards
  • Fulfill your social responsibility through proper working conditions in production sites in import markets
  • Save costs through increases in productivity and quality from your suppliers and trading partners

Our Approach

All over the world, our auditors can help you introduce your social and ethical management system.

Our services include:

  • Audits, analysis
  • Development and implementation of monitoring systems
  • Analysis of audit results
  • Development of an action plan further procedures
  • Assistance in execution of corrective measures
  • Support with implementing measures for improvement

Examples of Requirements

  • Fair wages
  • Reasonable working hours
  • Employment security
  • Safe and healthy working environment
  • Environmental protection
  • Ban on child labor and forced labor
  • Non-discrimination of workers' representatives
  • Freedom of assembly
  • Disciplinary practices

Compliance with the appropriate conventions of the International Labour Organization, ILO for short