Electronics & ICT audits

Electronics & ICT audits

Electronics and ICT’s long supply chains mean that brands face a range of health & safety, environmental and ethical issues. Bureau Veritas provides audits to two Responsible Business Alliance standards.

The highly competitive electronics and ICT industries demand rapid product evolutions and fast-paced manufacturing operations. Employees often work long hours to meet the demand, and incidences of forced labor still occur, particularly in emerging economies. Meanwhile, these industries face environmental problems related to climate change, water usage and waste. Having eliminated many harmful chemicals from products, the electronics industry is turning its focus to proper care of chemicals used in the manufacturing process. 

Bureau Veritas offers customized audits for electronics and ICT companies covering upstream and downstream supply chains, from mining and smelting through to manufacturing. 

Key Benefits

  • Demonstrate your commitment

    to improving working conditions in the supply chain

  • Understand the steps involved

    in reducing risk and improving social, environmental and ethical practices

  • Focus on

    root cause and continual improvement efforts

  • Reduce audit fatigue

    with a streamlined approach for responding to multiple customer audit requests

  • Benefit from Bureau Veritas’ extensive expertise

    in electronics testing, and RBA-VAP and RMI auditing

RBA-VAP: Shareable audits for onsite compliance

The RBA Validated Assessment Program (VAP) is a leading standard for verifying onsite compliance and developing shareable audits. The Validated Audit Process helps companies identify risks and drive supply chain improvements in health & safety, environment, labor and ethics. Audits are carried out by independent Bureau Veritas auditors according to RBA standards. Three levels of recognition (Platinum, Gold and Silver) are offered to factories that remedy identified issues, demonstrating their commitment to responsible business practices.

RMI: Managing social and environmental risks in mining

The Responsible Mining Initiative (RMI) aims to mitigate the social and environmental impacts of raw materials extraction and processing in supply chains. The RMI draws on international standards (OECD, UN) to help companies make informed choices about responsibly sourced minerals. Its flagship program, the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, uses independent, third-party audits to identify smelters and refiners that responsibly source minerals according to international standards. Management processes for responsible mineral procurement are audited using a risk-based approach. Today, more than 360 companies from 10 different countries participate in the RMI and contribute to tools and resources.