Monday, April 13, 2009

SGS - An Introduction...

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, we employ over 55,000 people and operate a network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

We take this opportunity to introduce to your esteemed organization, our CSRS (Corporate Social Responsibility Solution), services, and how we can help you in catering to increasing need of your clients, to comply to internationally recognized social compliance standards.

Why Social Compliance:-
Companies that practice social accountability lower the risk of contributing to social and environmental harm by committing to standards that address the concerns of their stakeholders. Effective social accountability programs are characterized by transparency, engagement with stakeholders, and a long-term, systematic approach.The aim of social accountability (code of conduct, human rights, ethical requirements) audit/monitoring is to ensure that you, as a sourcing partner of your client, abide with your clients commitment to corporate social responsibility. To validate transparency, consistency and integrity, most companies use a 3rd party like SGS to conduct the social accountability compliance audit.Main elements of a typical code of conduct:
v Child labor
v Forced labor
v Health & Safety
v Working hours
v Wages & benefits
v Freedom of association.
v Discrimination
v Disciplinary practices
v Environment

Our Expertise and Activities:
SGS, in India, has a full fledged CSRS department that caters to world’s top buyers for conducting 3rd party Social compliance audits, Technical Assessment and Monitoring of factories, Farms, Fields and process houses etc. Our team of highly qualified and experienced auditors, supported by a very senior and experienced team of Operation managers, Key account managers and international team of Affiliates, will be always at hand to support you on social compliance matters.

SGS Accreditation and Approvals:
SGS is a trusted third party partner for many international Trade, Brand and Retailer organizations and works closely with a number of industry groups and individual organizations to develop or monitor programs.
In addition to extensive experience in auditing against acknowledged global schemes such as ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) and ICS (Initiative Clause Sociale), SGS has been accredited by:
v BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
v FLA (Fair Labor Association)
v SA 8000 (Social Accountability)
v WRAP (World Responsible Apparel Production)
v ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative)
v ICS (Initiative Clause Sociale)
v Corporate Code of Conduct
v ICTI (International Council of Toys Industries)
Apart from the above we also conduct Child Labor monitoring, Security Audits
SERVICES FOR SUPPLIERS/SUBCONTRACTORS/PRODUCERS:Whether you are responding to one or more clients’ demands or wishing to implement a system to enhance your own brand, SGS can bring its expertise of international markets to you to help you find your way through the maze of Standards and Codes to find the right approach for you. Just ask us.
This can be backed up by active monitoring of non-compliances and corrective action plans to help support you through this process.
Social Compliance audits can be linked to other monitoring requirements to reduce the number of visits and provide an efficient combined approach.
What are the Benefits?
v Improved social, health & safety standards
v Compliance with legal and customer requirements
v Maintaining and gaining new business contracts
v Fulfillment of selection criteria for becoming a premium supplier
v Increased production efficiency and reduced cost by improving worker conditions
v Increased product quality
v Retention of skilled workers
v Improved management practices
v Improved company image
As your needs change, we will be happy to help you evaluate those needs and offer you the services that will help you achieve your new goals. Again, thank you for choosing SGS.
Suresh M V
Consumer Testing Services
Operations Manager (South India)
Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions
SGS India Pvt Ltd
No.23, Siva Arcade
29th Main, 1st Stage
BTM Layout
Bangalore-560 068
Tel: +91-080-26789025-30
Mob: +91-9845444156
Fax: +91-080-26787820
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