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A social compliance audit, also known as an ethical audit, is an inspection of an external production house, factory, farm, or packaging facility to verify whether the operation complies with social and ethical responsibilities, health and safety regulations, and labor laws.
Social compliance auditing is practiced mainly by manufacturers, to maintain oversight of the social practices of their supply chain, including maintaining company-established codes of conduct regarding purchasing and following local labour, health, and safety laws.
The ability to demonstrate or prove that your organization is serious about corporate social responsibility (CSR) which is essential for large brands.
Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining evidence and the respective objective assessment, to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled.
Social audit is a way of measuring, understanding, reporting and ultimately improving an organization’s social and ethical performance. Social audit is conducted based in local labor, CoC/standard, health and safety laws.
A failed audit means that unacceptable conditions have been discovered at the factory. These can be conditions that are considered illegal in the eyes of the local authorities and/or immoral in the eyes of your consumer market.
- Environmental impact resulting from the company's operations.
- Transparency in reporting any issues regarding the effect on the public or environment.
- Accounting and financial transparency.
- Community development and financial contributions.
- Charitable giving.
- Volunteer activity of employees.
Social compliance is the steps and measures a company takes to ensure the safety, equality, and fair treatment of its employees, as well as the working conditions and awareness of the environment
Facility audit serves to verify and document that a facility is complying with prescribed standards of employee safety, health, freedom of movement, and correct pay along with local regulations and laws. As part of a long-term auditing program, audits verify that facilities are on a path to continuous improvement in working conditions. Audits may identify opportunities for improvement in the following areas:
- Underage labor
- Collective bargaining
- Document review
A SMS is the set of policies, processes, and procedures that allow a business to manage its social performance on a continuous basis in order to track improvements.