APSCA Newsletter May 2021

31/05/2021 - No Comments

During May we saw some changes at APSCA. 
Unfortunately we say farewell to Carol Rice our Code and Compliance Manager and are excited to welcome Josh Morris into the role of Data Administration.

Updated date for completion of Part III Chinese exam, which has been extended to August 30 (ensure you have your seat booked prior to 30 June)

Our current Newsletter subscriber numbers have reached over 3,400.
We encourage our Members (Firms and Auditors) as well as our Stakeholders to stayed updated through our newsletter and via our website and we continue to welcome comments and questions to director@theapsca.org any time or via our website.

We are pleased to welcome Josh Morris to the APSCA team as our new Data Administrator.
Josh will be handling Auditor enrolments, associations, disassociations and other Member Auditor profile updates. Josh will be working closely with Emma who has moved to a newly created position of Data and Compliance Coordinator. This is an exciting time for APSCA as we continue to grow rapidly and with Josh’s assistance, APSCA will continue to efficiently manage and monitor the dynamic nature of the Social Compliance industry.


We are pleased to congratulate full APSCA Member Firm EUROCERT S A and International Compliance Group Inc. on their
commitment to the realization of APSCA’s mission “To enhance the Professionalism and Credibility of individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits”.

Full Member Firms                 

For information on Firm Membership definitions and how your Firm can commence the application process, please visit our website.  

Definition / reference of the terms noted above are available on our APSCA Member Auditors page

It is with regret that we announce that after 12 months with APSCA, our Code & Compliance Manager, Carol Rice, has made the decision to seek other opportunities. Carol has tirelessly worked to further implement APSCA’s Ethics & Integrity program and see it continue to work towards achieving our mission of enhancing the professionalism, consistency, and credibility of our Members.

We thank Carol for her time and support in helping drive ethics and integrity efforts at APSCA. 
For any questions or queries, please email Emma at ethics@theapsca.org who will be managing this with the support of our Senior Advisor Ethics, Tim Lindon.

This means that there is an opportunity to join our dynamic team.
We are looking for a Director Code & Compliance. Want to learn more about this role? Visit our website and application details here.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team at Director@theapsca.org

May sees us welcome Allison Hudson and Zameer Pasha as our newest Stakeholder Board members.

Allison Hudson is the Director of Customer and Member Relations at Sedex. She leads the Sedex community programme, bringing members, customers and stakeholders together to raise awareness, convene discussions on customer and industry challenges and drive best practice.

Zameer Pasha is the Director of Global Supplier Compliance at Walmart. In this role Zameer leads the responsibility of administering Social Compliance / Supply Chain Security monitoring solutions, Risk monitoring through assessment of audit reports.


Read more about Allison Hudson and Zameer Pasha here.  

For all CSCA Exams (Parts I – III) Auditors must consult with their Member Firm to confirm eligibility to sit each exam. Please ensure you follow the guidance in the Auditor Handbook and notify APSCA prior to enrolling for any exam; failure to follow the guidance, may see the exam disallowed and being unable to sit for a period up to 12 months. 

CSCA Exams Part I is available in seven Languages (English, Spanish, Simplified & Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Italian and Portuguese) Part II is available in four Languages (English, Spanish, Simplified & Traditional Chinese) and Part III is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.   

Please see our website, Resource Library for more information.


NOTE:  Has an Auditor’s profile been moved to ASCA?  This could be because the auditor is noted as ‘advanced’ in Spanish or English and did not sit their Part II exam by the 30 March deadline. Ensure you check your profile to confirm your APSCA Auditor Level.

Auditor Enrollments

As at 27 May 2021, total enrolled Auditors exceeded 4,000 with a summary by Auditor level provided below.


To better serve our Membership and interested parties, we established a Resource Library on APSCA’s website. The library provides a comprehensive directory of member documents, key dates, exam guides, webinars for ease of access, and more! 

To further enhance this page, we have added:

Key messages will be posted to the new ‘announcements’ section for both general and exam related topics. Announcements will be updated on an ongoing basis. 

Policies (Latest) 
APSCA’s latest policies are available for viewing. The videos provide an overview of policies presented at APSCA’s 2020 AGM & Stakeholder Event, including: Auditor Status, Subcontractors, and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Document Translations
Further to our existing member documents, available in English, Spanish, and Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), APSCA is in the process of translating member documents in additional languages to better serve our global membership and community. Additional updates will be provided in due course though we encourage you to regularly review the Resource Page to see the latest documents and translations as they are released.

Visit our website to access the resources.

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Our news and thoughts on the Social Compliance industry

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​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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