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Social Responsibility
& Responsible Sourcing

Changing the way our clients approach sourcing and supply chains, enhancing social and ethical performance across the globe.

In recent years, companies’ social responsibility and responsible sourcing credentials have increasingly entered the spotlight. Consumers are aware of the ethical and social impacts of their purchases, and companies must ensure consumer trust in their sourcing and labour practices.

Changing regulations and consumer preferences are forcing companies to confront the social impact of their business. Customers today hold companies responsible for social and environmental performance throughout their supply chains, making supplier risk assessment a priority. Organisations must demonstrate a responsible approach to labour materials sourcing, and supply chain practices.

Bureau Veritas Certification offers a broad range of tailored and off-the-shelf Social Responsibility & Responsible Sourcing solutions, including:

SMETA: Proving responsible supply chain practices

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains. A Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) assesses all aspects of responsible business practice for suppliers and supply chain. Bureau Veritas provides internationally recognised certification to SMETA requirements.

Business Social Compliance Index (BSCI)

BSCI is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) aimed at supporting more than 1,500 FTA member companies to integrate social compliance at the heart of their global supply chains. Bureau Veritas Certification is able to apply the BSCI audit methodology as a means of promoting workplace conditions in accordance with human rights, ILO conventions and national labour laws. 

MODERN SLAVERY RISK ASSESSMENT & AUDITS

Bureau Veritas have designed tailored Modern Slavery Risk Assessment & Audit processes to assist companied to comply with the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018. Click here to learn more.

ESG CUSTOMISED & SECOND PARTY AUDITS

Bureau Veritas designs, develops and implements audit programs to assist clients in effectively managing their core business and supply chain in the context of global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements. Click here to learn more.

Key Benefits

  • COMPLY WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS & REGULATIONS

    for responsible sourcing and social responsibility

  • DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT

    to ethical trading practices with certification and auditing from Bureau Veritas

  • PROVE BEST PRACTICE

    for materials sourcing, supply chain integrity and labour practices

  • BUILD CONFIDENCE

    among consumers, clients and stakeholders with industry-leading standards for social responsibility

Companies with strong sustainable sourcing and social responsibility credentials can gain a competitive advantage, boost their reputation, and build confidence among clients, investors and consumers. Bureau Veritas Certification helps you verify, certify and communicate your approach to social responsibility, ethical business practices and responsible materials sourcing.

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