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.
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Henry Lodge, President, Lodge Manufacturing
Mike Michelini, CEO, Electrapour
“We have been particularly pleased with your ability to work directly with our factories in China, putting in place key quality standards and inspection criteria since that first order. Andrew, thanks to you and your team at InTouch for allowing us to focus on what we do best. We’re looking forward to working with you again.”
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Simon Golledge, Procurement Director, The Continuity Company
“Your consistent attention to detail and expert recommendations have allowed us to proactively ensure that our manufacturing partners are reputable, reliable and (above all) socially responsible.”
Seth Lapine, VP of Retail Sales, Lapine Inc.
“By ensuring that our suppliers are Target-compliant, InTouch has allowed EDG to maintain and expand our business.”
Kenny Law, Director Operations (Asia), Expressive Design Group
“InTouch has greatly improved the quality of our garments by working hand in hand with our factory to raise quality and communication standards. InTouch is a very valuable partner in our business.“
Mandy Eaton, President, Vintage Couture Inc.
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