When you're looking to ensure the security, safety and social responsibility of your supply chain, Accordia is the answer.
“Our primary focus is to provide honest, impartial and professional services to our clients who endeavor to comply or confirm socially responsible behavior and for the security and safety of their supply chain.”
Accordia Global Compliance Group Code Monitoring/Auditing events are conducted under standard practices for systems auditing modeled on ISO10011 guidelines. This approach provides a systematic and standardized process for the auditors in conducting their work. The objective of using this approach is to provide consistency in evaluation of a factory and the reporting of results to the clients.
On-site audits, depending on the Code requirement, may consist of the following elements:
Pre-audit research on auditee to advise audit team about potential issues of concern
Audit notification to factory (if announced audit is requested) to explain expectations
Opening Meeting with key factory personnel and audit team
Records Review (employment, payroll, hours of work, etc.)
Gathering information from workers via confidential discussions
Physical inspection of factories for workplace conditions and health and safety
On-site reporting of findings prior to departure of audit team
Preparation of corrective or remedial action plan to resolve findings
Closing Meeting with key factory personnel and audit team to present findings and obtain agreement on corrective or remedial actions to be done
Accordia’s reporting of audit results are normally customized to the format required by a client; however, normal code audit reporting includes the following reports:
On-site report of findings (to factory and client)
On-site report of corrective/remedial action with signed acknowledgement by auditor/factory (to factory and client)
Audit report that details findings and observations made by the auditor for each element of the Code or Standard (to client)
Audit report findings shall clearly state the legal/regulatory requirement, the finding that is not in compliance with the requirement and relevant comments on observations (objective evidence) obtained by the auditor
Overall assessment commentary, included in the audit report to client, based on findings of the audit team on compliance to the Code or Standard
Accordia’s recommendation regarding revisit (monitoring) of the factory (to client).
Customs & Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Security Auditing
C-TPAT is a joint US government and business voluntary program to construct supportive relationships that reinforce the global supply chain and border security by improving security in regards to transportation of goods, cargo, and persons during the course of the commercial shipping process. During the audit, the following areas are covered: Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Systems Technology, Workplace Training & Awareness, Physical Access Controls, and Trailer/Container Security.
No two clients are the same, and with that comes unique challenges. At Accordia, we pride ourselves on developing custom solutions for our client’s needs. From program management to customized reporting, our client managers are dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible to meet the needs of our clients.