Social Assessments

Driving Socially Sustainable Business Practices

With over 30 years of social compliance field experience, our strong technical background translates into the approval to conduct social responsibility assessments against a range of internationally recognized codes and standards. As a result, we help you assess your compliance against the latest, most stringent requirements.

Our global and local network of experienced auditors is spread throughout sourcing countries, with over 600 auditors registered with the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA). As the leading industry association, APSCA enhances the professionalism, consistency and credibility of our auditing team, ensuring the highest quality of social compliance assessments.

View our full APSCA membership status.

Supported by a global team of corporate social responsibility experts, we can tailor solutions that fit the individual needs of your program. Our robust data management systems provide you with the added assurance that the evidence you need to show your continued compliance is available for all stakeholders.

We help you:

  • Instill trust in customers and stakeholders
  • Prepare to meet industry and customer requirements
  • Benefit from a large pool of auditors, located in key production hubs
  • Meet a large variety of customer requirements through a wide range of scheme approvals
  • Translate data into action with our analytics and expertise
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Social Assessments

Industry Initiatives

  • amfori BSCI
  • ICTI Ethical Toy Program (IETP)
  • Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS)
  • Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC)
  • Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
  • Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
  • SEDEX Member’s Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA)
  • SEDEX Virtual Assessment (SVA)
  • Social Labor Convergence Project (SLCP)
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)
  • Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Client-Specific Programs

We can conduct assessments based on your proprietary methodology and tools.

SGS Checklist

  • On-site: Code of Conduct Assessment (CCA)
  • Remote: Social Gap Assessment (RGA)

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