Reinforce Trust in your Supply Chain with Responsible Sourcing Practices
Increase visibility of your responsible sourcing commitment
Your social responsibility goes beyond your own activity and the boundaries of your facilities. Increasingly, your company is requested to demonstrate responsible supply chain practices in addition to the classic "client-supplier" relationship.
Bureau Veritas Certification offers integrated audit programs to assess compliance with requirements for a combination of management systems established in your organization.
Ensure the reliability of your suppliers with our customized audits
Bureau Veritas Certification offers customized supplier audits and assessment based on your own sustainability code of conduct.
Our audit will give your company a "global conformity snapshot" which can be used to manage your supply chain and target certain suppliers that require certification against publicly available standards.
Close monitoring of your suppliers reduces risk and ensures the reliability of your products or services. This translates into enhanced brand image and greater customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Prove compliance with recognized sustainable supply chain certification
Major consumer goods manufacturers gathered into a global forum called AIM Progress, which seeks to promote responsible sourcing within the supply chain.
Their intent is to improve efficiency of the supplier's assessment and to reduce assessment duplications.
Suppliers are therefore encouraged to:
- share their assessment reports directly with these companies upon request
- upload those reports via the Supplier Ethical Date Exchange (Sedex) platform
Bureau Veritas Certification was selected to monitor these assessments, also referred to as SMETA audits, which stands for Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit.
EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) Certification
The EICC was established in 2004 to promote a common code of conduct for the electronics and information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
The EICC code of conduct sets out the standards required to ensure that:
- working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe
- workers are treated with respect and dignity
- manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible
Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the few auditing firms selected by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
An EICC audit by our experts enables you to consolidate your market position and gain new clients when bidding for international contracts with leading electronic companies.
LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance
Several robust initiatives have been taken to monitor the risk of financing conflict resulting from the purchase of minerals and metals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) in conflict-affected areas such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Among them, the LBMA has issued the LBMA Responsible Gold Programme based on anti-money laundering principles as well as the OECD Due Diligence Guide’s five step framework for risk-based due diligence.
Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the first Recommended Auditing Bodies for the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance.
Responsible Jewelry Council Chain-of-Custody
The Responsible Jewelry Council, (RJC) an international, not-for-profit organization established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewelry industry, launched its Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Standard and supporting documents for the precious metals supply chain in March 2012.
Bureau Veritas Certification is an Accredited Conformity Assessment Body for the RJC.
RJC defines responsibly sourced as:
- conflict-free as a minimum
- responsibly produced at each step of the supply chain.