The social audit is probably the most known activities about the management of suppliers’ working conditions.
However, we think in WethicA® that it is not always well comprehended. The audit’s aim is not to decide if a factory is acceptable or not. The aim is to gather and analyze information about the factory to enable the customer of the audit to take soundly argued decisions.
Thus we consider that WethicA®'s added value is not in filling a checklist leading to an acceptation or refusal decision. But, on the contrary, our auditors are trained to track down the information, to verify and crosscheck it to ensure its pertinence. Our technical officer analyses the information, debriefs with the auditor to get a precise and qualified picture of the audited factory. Now, the factory is running within a specific context (country, business type,…) and this context must also be taken into account to refine the analysis of the audit, thus providing accurate and exploitable information to our customers.
We are having this very approach for social audits but also for technical ones.
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