As an auditing body accredited by the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS), we follow ICS protocol to offer clients reliable assessment services. These services are managed and mandated by ICS member companies and result in detailed reports aimed at supporting socially responsible practices.
We are global leaders in industrial safety fielding a highly qualified team of senior auditors trained in compliance with both ICS and internal TÜV Rheinland standards. You can access their insight and expertise in support of your social and sustainability goals by partnering with us.
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Complex supply chains can be difficult to manage. Our auditors are adept at evaluating suppliers’ practices so that you can make informed decisions that affect your reputation and products. Sustainable policies all along your supply chain prevent interruptions in production and protect and bolster your brand.
After receiving an order from an ICS member, our team of auditors follows a prescribed series of steps:
The on-site audit consists of six stages:
The code of conduct underlying our ICS social audits calls for comprehensive ethical employment practices. It protects against child labor and all manner of coercive and unfair policies, including forced labor and discrimination in hiring. The code also guarantees that workers have access to collective bargaining or other mechanisms for airing grievances or lodging complaints. It endorses regulations guaranteeing humane working hours and overtime, occupational health and safety measures and proper compensation and benefits. It requires that adherents to the code enforce its tenets by instituting a management system that emphasizes transparency and traceability and by requiring that suppliers and sub-contractors abide by its rules as well.
In addition to a robust auditor training regimen, we have established a healthy integrity monitoring program for ICS social auditors. The program affects at least 10% of surprise visits, 10% of witness audits and 10% of compliance team random checks, in addition to other measures. We are dedicated to ensuring the very highest standards for our ICS social responsibility and sustainability auditing services and are committed to enabling you to maintain your own ambitious standards.
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