HQTS provides a rational and cost effective solution to avoid social compliance issues, our Social Compliance Audit service. Employing a multi pronged approach using proven investigative techniques to gather and corroborate factory information, our native language auditors conduct comprehensive confidential staff interviews, records analysis, and assess all factory operations based on globally recognized compliance benchmarks.
As companies expand their sourcing efforts in developing countries, it becomes increasingly important to scrutinize supplier workplace conditions. The conditions under which products are manufactured have become an element of quality and an important part of the business value proposition. Lacking a process for managing risks related to social compliance may have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line. This is especially true where image and brand are critical assets.
HQTS has the capability and resources to support your effort to develop an effective social compliance program, as well as conduct audits of compliance-related processes and controls for you.
Our Social Compaince Audit includes evaluations of your supplier’s compliance with:
- Child labor laws
- Forced labor laws
- Discrimination laws
- Minimum wage laws
- Worker living standards
- Working hours
- Overtime wages
- Social benefits
- Safety and health
- Protection of the environment
ECHA Consults on Four Phthalates for Updating Authorization List Entries with Endocrine Disrupting Properties
On June 5, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released a public consultation, preparing to amend the REACH authorization list on the uses of four phthalates. The deadline for providing comments is 6 August 2018. These four phthalates are: – bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP, EC 204-211-0, CAS 117-81-7) – dibutyl phthalate (DBP, EC 201-557-4, CAS 84-74-2) – benzyl butyl …Continue reading