Who We Are

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA)

is an industry association, whose members represent a substantial majority of the Social Compliance audit industry.

Independent social compliance auditing continues to shift to the forefront of corporate social responsibility ‘CSR’. Now estimated to exceed a value of USD300M, the social compliance industry is growing as consumers develop greater supply-chain awareness through peak global connectivity.

As the leading industry association, APSCA exist to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.

Membership is
made up of:


Members Auditors


Member Firms





APSCA Certified Social Compliance Auditors

APSCA’s Certification Program of CSCA auditors is managed and issued by APSCA. Certification is only available to enrolled and eligible Member Auditors of APSCA (see Auditor Verification page)

An auditor’s Certified Social Compliance Auditor (CSCA) status is a significant achievement for a Member Auditor that not all auditors obtain.

CSCAs are:

  • Skilled and knowledgeable in the area of social compliance
  • Meet a higher standard of social compliance auditing
  • Have successfully passed all CSCA Part I-III Exams

Our Vision

Member Firms & Certified Social Compliance Auditors (CSCA) are the Trusted professionals in Social Compliance Auditing.

Improving social compliance 
audit quality


Our Mission

To increase the value and effectiveness of independent social compliance audits by enhancing the professionalism, consistency and credibility of individuals and organizations performing them.

Advancing workplace conditions 
for workers globally


Social Compliance is more important than ever

Social Media ​
Escalating Human Rights

Workers are More Informed
and Confident to Speak Up

Strong Support Across
Brands and NGOs

Support Us

Join the growing organizations who are supporting APSCA
in enhancement of the professionalism and credibility
of independent social compliance audits.