Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions
As your trusted partner in social accountability, Intertek is committed to honouring the ethical values and respect for all stakeholders, communities, as well as the natural environment.
We can successfully develop your code of conduct and social compliance process in continual support and recognition of your communication plan. To effectively achieve this, we simultaneously fuse the service components of our customer program with the particular code of values, business process, and communication plans you desire– applying both relevance and trust that the Corporate Social Responsibility approach we provide as your partner integrates seamlessly with all your business operations, streams, and aspirations.
Intertek offers a suite of corporate social responsibility solutions to empower you to showcase your profiles and good practices while simultaneously improving material efficiency through sustainable environmental practices, practising good social responsibility concerning security and workplace conditions, and ensuring your organisation and your suppliers meet the requirements of tomorrow’s employees, communities, investors and customers. These web-based solutions include:
Global Supplier Management – Enhance Supply Chain Visibility and Manage Risk
Collection and cleansing of supplier information
Completion of business profiles
Risk-based analysis and reporting
Tradegood - Import with Confidence
Builds supplier trust to enable importers to buy with confidence
Develops a living factory profile on capacity and capabilities
Connects the global community of importers and suppliers, resulting in a better, more efficient match
Benchmarks and measures your factory against peers in your sector, country or global marketplace
Improves your factory rating with regard to product quality, safety, social, security, quality and environmental performance
Think Green Initiative (TGI) - A Sustainable Approach to Greening the Value Chain
Enables manufacturers to complete the trilogy: Think Green, Act Green and Be Green
Allows factories to simultaneously demonstrate environmental performance and improve bottom line
Supplier Qualification Program (SQP) - Manufacture with Confidence
Provides factories with improved controls and processes for managing product quality and safety
Incorporates elements of GMP, BRC, FMEA and ISO principles, supported by product-specific modules for soft lines, toys, footwear, furniture and hardlines
Aligns with the general requirements of US and European retailers
Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) - Measured Results: Improved Performance
Evaluates factory workplace conditions and puts working hours into perspective by benchmarking against sector, country and global averages
Enables you to demonstrate your performance on real issue - Good Workplaces = Happy People
Teaches new approaches for assessing, benchmarking and communicating workplace performance in order to measure the positive progress made and identify areas for continuous improvement
Measures how you perform against global, country and industry-specific benchmarks
Global Security Verification (GSV) - Verify Supplier Chain Security and Facilitate Global Trade Efficiency
Enables voluntary participation among factories to demonstrate compliance to C-TPAT members by working towards meeting the requirements established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Join the world’s largest platform and community of suppliers assessed to GSV standard
Reduces audit fatigue, saves cost and enable global recognition
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA)
SEDEX, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a non-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving ethical business practices in the supply chain. SMETA is designed to reduce duplication of effort in ethical trade auditing, benefitting retailers, consumer brands, and their suppliers. It was developed in response to member demand for an ethical audit report format that could more easily be shared.
Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA)
The programme was established as a pro-active response by the South African fruit industry under the mantle of Fruit South Africa to promote sound and ongoing improvement of ethical labour practices on South African fruit farms and pack houses. It is a holistic programme that identifies problems that may exist, usually by way of an independent third party audit and responds with appropriate support and interventions, including awareness-raising and relevant capacity-building programmes.
Intertek is also a Social Accountability 8000 certification body, accredited by Social Accountability International in 1999, and was the first external monitor to receive accreditation to the Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Certification Program (WRAP). Additionally, Intertek is one of the largest providers of Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audits (SMETA). Intertek has also been accredited in multiple countries by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) program, Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Monitoring System, ICS (Initiative Clause Sociale), and the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Code of Business Practices. We are continually seeking accreditation under new and emerging industry standards across industries and around the globe.
Intertek’s services for implementing an effective CSR program address every stage of your supply chain and include: Setting Business Principles and Strategic Planning, Risk Assessment and Management, Training and Education, Independent Monitoring, Social Reporting and Response, and Continuous Improvement.