Social Compliance or Ethical Best Practices Consultancy for Third Party or Customer Audit

Who Conduct Social Compliance Audit?

We have found that numerous companies in different manufacturing sectors in Asia are exporting products to various countries across the world. It is also observed that the leading companies from USA and Europe ask such exporters for third party audit by accredited auditors company. Such social compliance audits and best practices ethical compliance audits are based on social accountability, health and safety, environment laws, business practices and labor laws and Factories Act (in India).

This social compliance assessment/audit is done onsite or off-site as per the guidlines and requirements of the auditing standard, by accredited and approved auditors from ECOVADIS, TfS, COSTCO, Wall Mart, K mart, PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, etc. For such audits, we have successfully completed many consultancy projects for our clients in India. We have many success stories of helping them in establishing good system with best practices and documented policies and procedures for ethical practices, social accountability, health and safety. We provide consultancy to identify the gaps on social compliances, ethical best practices, safety, environment and compliance to all legal requirements.

What is Social Compliance audit?

Social Compliance is not a standard setting body, code of conduct or certification. Instead the role of Social Compliance standard is to enable companies to effectively share and manage supply chain information, with the aim of driving continuous improvement. Social Compliance has two aims, one is to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications, and the other is to drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains. Punyam.com is having an experienced team of Social Compliance Consultants, which guides the clients to make process quick and effective.

Steps for Social Compliance Audit Consultancy by Punyam.com

  • Micro-level survey of the existing system based on the social compliance guidelines,
  • Submit the gap analysis reports to comply with and implement legal laws and social compliance requirements,
  • Prepare the social compliance documentation including policy, procedures and record templates,
  • Conduct awareness program (top + middle + bottom level of employees) on various topics like environment, health and safety, business practices, legal laws and social compliance requirements, etc.,
  • Form a steering committee and task-force,
  • Define policy and establish objectives,
  • Implementation of system and training of all personnel in the use of procedures and formats,
  • Self-assessment of the system,
  • Assess the system through first internal audit,
  • Take corrective actions for nonconformities,
  • Apply for Social Compliance audit to applicable accredited audit bodies as agreed by client,
  • Suggest corrective actions for compliance to audit nonconformity.

Benefits of Social Compliance Audits

  • Drives improvements in ethical and responsible business practices
  • Increases customer confidence
  • Saves time and resources
  • Improves supplier engagement
  • Boosts productivity
  • Reduces reputational risk
  • Helps gain competitive advantage
  • Helps drive collaboration and reduce duplication.

Social Compliance Requirements

The general social compliance requirements are as follows; however, the requirements may vary based on the auditing standard and documented requirements.

  • Labour standards
  • Health and safety
  • Environment
  • Business practices.

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