Social Responsibility & Responsible Sourcing

Social Responsibility
& Responsible Sourcing

Changing regulations and consumer preferences are forcing companies to confront the social impact of their business. Organisations must demonstrate a responsible approach to labour materials sourcing, and supply chain practices.

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.

Bureau Veritas Certification helps you verify, certify and communicate your approach to social responsibility, ethical business practices and responsible materials sourcing. 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.

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

customised & second party audits

Managing risk today means putting in place effective controls along the value chain. Customers today hold companies responsible for social and environmental performance throughout their supply chains, making supplier risk assessment a priority. 

Customised & Second Party Audits

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.

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