Social Responsibility and Responsible Sourcing

Social Responsibility and Responsible Sourcing certification

Changing regulations and consumer preferences are forcing companies to confront the social impact of their business. Organizations must demonstrate a responsible approach to labor and materials sourcing, and supply chain practices. 

In recent years, companies’ social responsibility and responsible sourcing credentials have increasingly entered the spotlight. Consumers are aware of the ethical and social impacts of their purchases, and companies must ensure consumer trust in their sourcing and labor practices.

Bureau Veritas Certification helps you verify, certify and communicate your approach to social responsibility, ethical business practices and responsible materials sourcing. Companies with strong sustainable sourcing and social responsibility credentials can gain a competitive advantage, boost their reputation, and build confidence among clients, investors and consumers.

Key benefits

  • Comply with international standards

    for responsible sourcing and social responsibility

  • Demonstrate a commitment

    to ethical trading practices with certification and auditing from Bureau Veritas

  • Prove best practice

    for materials sourcing, supply chain integrity and labor practices

  • Build confidence

    among consumers, clients and stakeholders with industry-leading standards for social responsibility

Sedex and SMETA: Proving responsible supply chain practices

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains. A Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) assesses all aspects of responsible business practice for suppliers and supply chain. Bureau Veritas provides internationally recognized certification to SMETA requirements. 

AIM-PROGRESS: Verifying responsible sourcing

AIM-PROGRESS is a forum for consumer goods manufacturers and suppliers that promotes responsible sourcing practices and sustainable production systems. Membership, dependent upon successful completion of a SMETA audit, demonstrates how highly your organization values ethical excellence.

SA8000: Demonstrating social accountability

SA8000 certification attests to an organization’s commitment to socially responsible workplace practices. SA8000 is based on a management system approach, and is awarded to companies that meet stringent social accountability criteria. Bureau Veritas offers SA8000 certification, helping you prove the highest quality of social compliance in your supply chain.     

ISO 45001: Improving workplace health & safety

Certification to ISO 45001:2018 demonstrates that your organization has implemented a compliant occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. Bureau Veritas’ ISO 45001 certification helps businesses achieve safe and healthy workplaces, prevent injury and illness, and improve OH&S performance.

Customized audits for social responsibility

Bureau Veritas Certification provides customized audits and second-party assessment services for responsible sourcing. Our experts audit ethical business and sourcing practices against companies’ unique codes of conduct. Certification can be provided throughout the supply chain, from suppliers to distributors

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