Many distributors require that all suppliers of the products they sell be subject to a Social Compliance Audit. Many major distributor has their own set of compliance requirements specific to their brand. InTouch’s can help you prepare for a formal audit of your supplier by conducting a pre-audit based on your distributors’ audit criteria, saving you money and giving you peace of mind.
Some of the world’s most successful brands and retailers have been making a big push to maintain ethical standards throughout their supply chains in recent years. Importing merchandise produced by underage or forced labor, or under unsanitary working conditions can result in significant damage to major brands as well as a loss of consumer confidence.
In response, many recognizable retailers have taken steps to eliminate these kinds of unethical practices from their global supply chains. Some have modeled their programs on existing frameworks, as Disney has with the International Labor Organization, while others like Target have developed their own social compliance guidelines.
Adhering to these guidelines is now a core requirement of any supplier intending to manufacture goods for these retailers. Major instances of non-compliance, such as child labor, as well as repeated minor infractions could disqualify a supplier from doing business with a particular retailer for an extended period of time.
InTouch compliance auditors are highly specialized in carrying out Social Compliance audits. Below, you can find information about how InTouch can evaluate your suppliers based on the same criteria as many of the world’s largest retailers.
You guys are quite efficient in making sure that you are in constant communication with our vendors to set up a time and day to have inspections handled... InTouch definitely pushed to make sure that inspections would be done in a timely manner. Any corrective actions that had to take place were executed well before the exit factory date.
Director of Production, Betabrand
Since InTouch does a more detailed inspection than what we had depended on with the factories, the quality of the products has improved. Where before when we might find 25 AQL defects, now it's down to three or four,because the factory knows that we want that cut back and InTouch is going to find it.
Administrative Assistant, Linstol
One of our customers had been through multiple suppliers year after year and had been let down with returns and rejections. With InTouch as our eyes and ears on the ground, we retained that business for 5 years without one single rejection or complaint.
Director of Operations, MMI Textiles