Newsletter July 2017

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Public Comment Invitation
Draft Code of Professional Conduct & Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors

As per our announcement in the APSCA June 2017 Newsletter, APSCA has now released for Public Comment the draft APSCA Code of Professional Conduct and the Competency Framework for Social Compliance Auditors.

We are excited to have reached this milestone and invite all stakeholders in the social compliance industry to provide feedback as we near the finalization, release and implementation of the certification process for social compliance auditors.

Follow the link to our website to log your feedback via survey monkey:
Please note the surveys will be open until 31 August 2017.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

APSCA Implementation Team
With the progress towards public comment for the draft APSCA Code of Professional Conduct (Code) and Competency Framework Social Compliance Auditors,  APSCA has commenced work on the implementation process for the Auditor Certification process.

We have received interest from some wanting to participate on the consultation group – if you are interested please let us know by emailing  We appreciate support from member firms, brands, retailers, schemes, initiatives and any interested party.  Whilst this is being developed for certification of auditors, we appreciate and need feedback from those that will be the user and receiver of the services provided by the auditors.
We anticipate the ask to be a couple of 1 hour phone calls over the coming few months plus request for feedback to documentation as it is being developed.  The goal is to pilot the examination process during Q4 – specific country(s) TBA.
Look forward to having your participation as we continue to move forward.

APSCA Annual General Meeting

The APSCA Annual General Meeting will be held on the 45 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany.  All members are invited to participate in the General Meeting and more information will be shared with members in the coming weeks.

Out & About
Remember to view the “Out & About” page on our website and send any photos of APSCA members attending meetings, conferences and forums.  We want to share all the great work you are doing.   Check it out!–about.html

Should you have any photos to share, please email us at

APSCA Membership
Our Membership is continually growing, and we look forward to announcing our new member in the August edition of our Newsletter. For more information on becoming a member of APSCA, please see our website: or email:


Our news and thoughts on the Social Compliance industry

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Industry Press Releases

​Verite  in partnership with the /  UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking held a workshop 31 October 2016 in New York, which many of APSCA members attended.  Follow this link to see their press release.  To get involved, contact Philip Hunter from Verite

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