& 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.
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
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.