Social Audits and Factory Inspections

We offer a Social and Fire Safety Audit on-site at factories in most global locations due to the recent acquisition of Eurofins | AQM; a world-renowned textile and apparel auditing and inspection company with a strong base in Asia and Turkey.

A well-structured supplier audit process can improve conditions and safety for workers while protecting the brand from the unwelcome, negative press that can be associated with poor or substandard working practices within some suppliers and their supply chain. A factory inspection by a qualified and experienced auditor to carry out a social audit gives your business assurance of working conditions and adherence to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) procedures.

 

Social and Fire Safety Audits

The Social and Fire Safety Audit is established on the ethics of the International Labour Organisation and considers national labour laws, establishing whether your supplier is adhering to the required CSR standards. This social audit involves on-site factory inspections and is divided into two separate areas:

 

Social, Occupational Health & Fire Safety (OHFS) Audit

The Social, Occupational Health & Fire Safety (OHFS) Audit provides your business with a detailed report on security compliance and current social standards for that country.

 

Social & Quality Management Audit

The Social & Quality Management Audit can give your business a more globalized view of social conditions and production tools that are being utilized by supplier factories.

Upon completion of the Social and Fire Safety Audit, you will receive a report detailing findings (both visual and written) and a remediation plan.

 

Experienced Social Auditors

Our trained and experienced social auditors are accredited under the SA8000 standards which cover key elements of social risk within the supply chain, including child labour and forced labour, health and safety, discrimination, remuneration, health, security, working time and management. Our auditors are also regularly assessed internally to ensure the delivery of high levels of service and integrity during factory inspections.

Eurofins | AQM is an approved audit partner for the Initiative for Social Compliance (ICS).

 

Contact Us for a Social Audit

If you need to verify the working conditions at a supplier through a social audit factory inspection, contact us today by email to info@blcleathertech.com, call +44 (0)1604 679999 or complete the web contact form below.

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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Testimonials

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”

ScS

United Kingdom

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."

Mulberry

United Kingdom

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International

India

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."

Asos

United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."

Next

United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."

IKEA

Sweden

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon

Netherlands

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