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In the context of globalization and international competition, many companies source labour-intensive goods from developing and newly industrialized countries. However, working conditions in these countries often do not comply with basic labour standards, such as those established by the International Labour Organization (ILO). To address this issue, many companies and associations have created individual codes of conduct and monitoring systems. The proliferation of individual codes, varying audit procedures and diverging approaches, has resulted in audit duplications within the same factory. This leads to unnecessary efforts, confusion about requirements, lack of transparency, lack of accountability, and higher costs for companies and their suppliers in risk countries. SA 8000, BSCI, ETI & WRAP work to tackle these challenges by offering a broad platform for cooperation. These Standards were established in order to create consistency and harmonization for companies wanting to improve their social compliance in the global supply chain. Working conditions and environmental requirements in the global supply chain are becoming an increasingly sensitive topic. Buying companies are responding to this by developing codes of conduct, individually or collaboratively, as well as voluntary monitoring systems. Based on careful, methodical approaches, these codes, and the mechanisms to implement them, have brought about real benefits to workers in most sensitive countries. However, the number of codes has proliferated and approaches have somewhat diverged. The proliferation of codes, audit duplication and divergence of approach have led to duplication of efforts. Moreover, this has sent a confused message to suppliers, and to public authorities, as to what is expected of fundamental labour rights and environmental practices.

 

Quantum Systems supports a wide range of organizations in the development and implementation of their sustainability management. With the SA 8000, BSCI, ETI & WRAP Consultancy Services we offer to our clients a unique service to support and outsource all activities linked to a successful and efficient implementation of the standard requirements in their global supply chains. Drawing on our extensive experience we deliver high quality services and proven results with the implementation of all these international standards. We have year's of proven track records in coaching production facilities globally to implement and to upā€keep functional social management system to improve on their social performance to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

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