APSCA Newsletter January 2024

January 25, 2024

APSCA Newsletter January 2024

To enhance the professionalism and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits
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Welcome to the first edition of the APSCA Newsletter for 2024!

Last year was a year of immense growth for APSCA, and 2024 is shaping up to be another hugely important, busy, and successful year both for us and the Social Compliance profession.

We'd like to kick start Q1 2024 with a few new & exciting announcements in this short edition of the Newsletter, and in keeping with our growth momentum, we are firstly thrilled to officially announce several new additions to our Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB). 

APSCA Stakeholder Advisory Board - January 2024

Brands / Retailers 

Collaborative Programs

Independent Members

If you would like to read more about our new SAB Members, you can view their biographies and background information on the APSCA website
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After consultation with Members in 2023, the Executive Board made the decision to transition from an Executive Board (responsible for decision-making and operational management) to a Board of Directors (BOD) focused on governance (responsible for setting organizational strategy, providing oversight, and ensuring compliance with legal and ethical obligations). 

Along with this shift to a governance body, the decision has been made to reallocate the seats that make up the new BOD, thereby strengthening the organization’s governance structure and promoting long-term sustainability. As such, a new nomination and election process will commence in late Q1 and be completed in Q2 2024. The new Board of Directors will better represent a balanced perspective of Members and stakeholders, with 4 seats coming from Member Firm representation and 4 seats coming from the Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB). 


In partnership with the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
, we are conducting a joint study on the theme of “Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) in Supply Chains: Findings on practical trends and developments on labor rights in supply chains.”

To make this study meaningful, we are seeking the support of all Members (Auditors and Audit Firms) as well as our supporters (brands/retailers, Collaborative Programs) to contribute information for the publication from all of your experiences and perspectives by completing a short survey of 17 questions. 

Thank you in advance for your participation. If possible, we ask for responses to be submitted by 1 March 2024.

To participate in this survey, please click here or scan the QR code below. 


Join host Bosco Anthony for a dynamic conversation with APSCA’s new President & CEO, Colleen Vien. In this episode, they discuss Colleen’s vision for APSCA and how this is informed by her experience within the industry, challenges faced by Social Compliance as a profession, and APSCA’s strategy in carving pathways for collaboration and progress.

Listen now on the APSCA website


If you have suggestions for us or would like to see certain topics in future issues, please email us at director@theapsca.org

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Let APSCA apply the benefits of our global network to your search for new Auditors.
Just tag us (#APSCA) on your LinkedIn job postings for Social Compliance Auditors or send job postings directly to us and we can share them on social media.

We are here to help, supporting APSCA Member Firms, Supporter Brands & Retailers, and Collaborative Programs that we work with, in their ongoing efforts to attract and retain Social Compliance Auditor talent.
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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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