Social Compliance Audits

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



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    HQTS is pleased to announce we will exhibit at the HOTELEX Shanghai. We invite you to drop by and learn more about how HQTS can help you meet your quality assurance goals. We can be found at booth E2A33.


    HOTELEX is a series of leading hospitality equipment, supplies and fine food trade fairs China, held in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

    HOTELEX Shanghai covers the entire hospitality and catering value chain from Catering Equipment Supply, Tableware,to Food and Beverage … Continue reading “HOTELEX Shanghai”


  • HQTS Tests Children’s Erasures

    March 15 marks World Consumer Rights Day, which raises awareness aboutproduct safety. In support of this day, HQTS cooperated with China Fujian TV Station (FJTV-1 Helping Group) to carry out testing for erasersused by children. The goal is to discover any potential health risk, and to protect child safety during the use of this product. Eight  …Continue reading

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