Public Comment Invitation Draft Code of Professional Conduct & Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors
As you are aware, APSCA has been moving towards its Mission “To Enhance the professionalism and credibility of the individuals and organsations performing independent social compliance audits”. This has involved APSCA utilizing Working and Consultation groups, which comprised of industry experts and practitioners, who have been integral in the development of the APSCA Code of Professional Conduct and the Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors.
We are excited to be opening these draft documents for Public Comment to ensure all stakeholders in the social compliance industry have an opportunity to provide feedback as we near the finalization, release and implementation of the certification process for social compliance auditors.
New Member Firm The APSCA Executive Board met in London in June and are pleased to announce our newest member firm to join APSCA is LSQA. This brings our total firm membership to 24. APSCA's membership is continuing to grow with another three firms undergoing the application process, which includes Third Party Due Diligence and an interview to ensure all our members meet APSCA's expectations.
Welcome LSQA to APSCA!
APSCA - Executive Board Meeting The APSCA Executive Board met in London in June to review the Code of Professional Conduct and Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors and prepare for the release of those documents for public comment.
Left to Right: Wesley Wilson, Avedis Seferian (APSCA, Chair), Rona Starr, Greg Gardner, Antonio Astone, Pierre-Yves Dupont, Frank Dorssers. Absent from Photo but present at the meeting: Randy Rankin, Betty Hutchison, Christophe Liebon & Fred Waelter.
APSCA’s Work-In-Progress With the progress towards public comment for the draft APSCA Code of Professional Conduct and Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors, APSCA hosted a session to brainstorm what implementation and a pilot could look like. This team met 14 June in London and had productive discussions to move this work forward.
The session comprised of representaties from Arche Advisors, DNV GL, Elevate, GSCP, ICS, LRQA, Sedex, SGS, Walmart, WRAP and APSCA.
Left to Right: Alberto Sartori (DNV), Kevin Franklin (Elevate), Cecile Huertas (ICS), Sonja Schmid (GSCP), Wesley Wilson (Walmart), Randy Rankin (Independent), Rona Starr (APSCA), Avedis Seferian (WRAP), Effie Marinos (SGS). Absent from photo but present at the meeting: Greg Gardner (Arche Advisors),Ged Farmer (LRQA), Jonathan Ivelaw-Chapman (Sedex) and Peter Marriott (SGS).
FTA (BSCI) Unleash Opportunity Conference APSCA attended the BSCI Meeting in Brussels in June 2017 where 3 members / stakeholders participated on the "Planning for 2030 - The Future of Supply Chains and Auditing" discussion panel.
Left to Right: Jonathan Ivelaw-Chapman (Sedex), Christophe Liebon (Intertek), Ian Spaulding (Elevate).
APSCA Auditor Round Table Sessions APSCA conducted “Auditor Round Table” sessions during June in Paris, London, Shenzhen and Shanghai. This was an opportunity for us to share the progress which APSCA has made as well as discuss the draft Code of Professional Conduct and Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors, gather feedback and answer their questions. Discussions were robust and productive and gave APSCA the forum to meet face-to-face with our Member Firms, local managers and auditors, which is invaluable to our ongoing progress.
Thanks to all that attended these sessions!
Launch of “Out & About” We have created a new page on our website to showcase the numerous meetings, conferences and forums our member firms attend. Check it out! http://www.theapsca.org/out--about.html
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APSCA is overseen and supported by IFIA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies).
APSCA Founding Members
New Member Firms from October 2016
New Member Firms 2017
Message from Executive Director
Having been passionate about the credibility of our industry for a number of years, I am honored to be the first Executive Director. I look forward to working with you and sharing the progress as we work together to develop the protocols which will make APSCA an effective and viable part of this growing industry.
One of my priorities is keeping you updated on APSCA and receiving feedback and input from you is a vital part of that progress. If you have comments or questions please feel free to contact me via the below link. Please register below to receive on-going communication and follow us on LinkedIn. Here's to an exciting future in the social compliance industry!