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Libro blanco de auditorías sociales

Libro blanco de auditorías sociales

Lea sobre los procesos y criterios involucrados en un programa de auditoría social de éxito.

Este Libro Blanco le dará información sobre :

  • Factores que impulsan la necesidad de auditorías éticas, tales como la transparencia, la corrupción, la gestión de residuos y el trabajo infantil.
  • Los procesos y criterios que intervienen en la ejecución de un programa de auditoría social de éxito, la forma de calificar a los proveedores, y cómo las cuestiones éticas puede ser detectadas.
  • Un caso de estudio que ilustra cómo una marca de ropa trabajó con QIMA para eliminar el trabajo infantil de su cadena de suministro y llevar a sus proveedores a cumplir las normativas.
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What are the Greatest Challenges to Ethical Compliance?

In modern supply chains, corruption and the lack of transparency are the two major issues that go hand in hand, especially in low-cost manufacturing destinations. In regions where corruption thrives, it gives rise to such grave problems as human rights abuses, child labor, and lack of education regarding good manufacturing practices.

Demand for ethical audits has been on the rise over the past decade, and has surged in the aftermath of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, which shone a light on the scale of human rights abuses and unauthorized subcontracting in global supply chain. Comprehensive supplier audit programs, conducted regularly and with meaningful follow-up, are among the crucial methods of acquiring data about the real state of supply chains.

Elements of Effective Supplier Audits

  • Establishing audit criteria. Audits can be conducted to globally accepted standards (SA 8000, ETI), clients’ own corporate codes of conduct, or QIMA's best-in-class social audit protocol.
  • Defining a clear scoring system. Non-compliances are categorized according to severity, and impact the outcome of the audit accordingly.
  • Following a standardized process. This includes preparation, thorough on-site review (including confidential worker interviews), preparing corrective action plans (CAP), and follow-up.
  • Repeat audits and follow-up. Repeat audits are performed to assess the CAP implementation and advise the client on further action.

Download the whitepaper to learn more about the state of ethical compliance in global trade and read a case study about a UK apparel brand addressing child labor risks in its supply chain.

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