Social Audit - Anti Child Labor Checks

Child Labour Audit

 

Child Labour and Social Audit Services

Many companies and their customers want to trade in an ethical manner. There are increasing demands that companies take responsibility for ethical practices across their entire supply chain. Many firms wish to demonstrate to their customers and staff that they take these requirements seriously. They achieve this by using Goodada's Audit services. Our inspectors visit factories across the world to check the factories for employee welfare and child labour practices. Goodada provides its clients with a detailed staff welfare Audit report. This report can demonstrate that the firm has an active policy of ensuring that its suppliers are not exploiting their employees.

One such Audit service is called a Social Audit. This Audit was created in 1989 by SAI (Social Accountability International). The purpose of SA8000 is to promote, develop and maintain socially acceptable workplace practices. While the standard targets all companies from any country, it is of particular importance in Low-Cost Producer countries where laws and cultures are not robust enough to protect employees from exploitation.

The areas covered during a Social Audit include:

  • Factory Overview and Management Systems
  • Child labour
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary practices
  • Forced Labour and Compulsory Labour
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Management systems
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Working hours and compensation
  • Remuneration
  • Review Subcontractors 

 

What are the benefits to my company to ensure that our suppliers are SA8000 compliant?

The benefits to your organisation include:

 - It shows to your customers, employees and suppliers that your business is committed to treating employees ethically and is socially accountable for this commitment.

 - It assists your company to reduce product failure costs through improved management and better production of your suppliers within your supply chain.

 - It reduces the risks of litigation, negligence and any poor public relations that may occur as a result of improper suppliers being in your supply chain.

 - Supports your organisation's ability to tender for major contracts

 

For more information about Goodada's Social Audits, please contact:

Contact Person: Aidan Conaty

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Phone:(Europe/ Rest of the World) +353 1 885 3919 ; (UK) +44.020.3287.2990 ; (North America) +1.518.290.6604

 

What is the process to order a Social Audit?

Step 1 - Customer places an order for a Social Audit on the Goodada Inspection website.

Step 2 - A Goodada Inspection coordinator will confirm the Audit and assign an inspection team to conduct the Audit.

Step 3 - Payment is made to confirm and book the Audit.

Step 4 - The Auditor will visit the Supplier and commence work on the Audit. It includes interviewing with staff in private.

Step 5 - After the Audit has been completed, the Goodada Inspection coordinator will review the report. Once the audit report has been approved, it will be uploaded and sent to you for your review.

Step 6 -  If you have any questions or queries from the report, you can contact your assigned inspection coordinator, who can help answer any questions which you may have. 

 

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