During May, completion of the CSCA Part I Examination increased substantially with results continuing to demonstrate improving pass rates. Outcomes of the Part II Examination pilot were also positively received and key learnings are currently under assessment for pilot scaling.
APSCA’s President & CEO commented “The advancement of APSCA’s Auditor Certification Program reinforces our commitment to the improvement of audit integrity and comprehension. I envisage certification will form a major consideration for auditor selection where consumers are seeking credibility of audit outcomes”
CSCA Exam Part 1
Participation rates for Part I of the CSCA examination increased significantly during the month. 788 exams have been completed to date with an overall pass rate of 75% reflecting a 3% increase on April.
APSCA Auditor Enrollments
Enrollment growth continued during May to reach 3,445 Auditors. Approximately 17% have successfully completed Part I of the CSCA Examination where forecasts indicate this will exceed 20% by June end.
Executive Board Updates
It is with much disappointment we farewell Fred Waelter from our Executive Board. Fred has made an outstanding contribution to the establishment of APSCA's positive trajectory and we are most grateful for his support.
In fulfillment of the Executive Board opening we are pleased to welcome Angie Weikel - Global Quality Assurance Manager, Audits & Inspections and Quality Assurance Manager, Responsible Sourcing at UL.
Angie offers a wealth of industry experience and knowledge in delivering responsible sourcing solutions. Her understanding of the challenges presented by dynamic and global supply chains will be fundamental to APSCA's mission to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of social compliance audits and auditors.
Reminder - New Firm Membership Application Process
APSCA’s Audit Firm Membership Application process has been formally released with details available via the link below. All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: All existing members also need to reapply – get in early! For more information email KellyJo.Potts@theapsca.org.
FAQs – Now Available
Be sure to check out APSCA’s newly updated FAQ page. Have a question? We’ve got answers here.
Don’t see a question/answer you’re looking for? Contact us at Director@theapsca.org
Member Firm and Auditors – Dates to Remember
30 July 2019: Audit logs to be provided to APSCA for review to validate and maintain Registered Level Auditor (RA)
ALL “Registered” (RA) Level auditors already in APSCA’s data system who have not submitted an audit log must provide their signed audit log to validate their APSCA level per due date above. Should an audit log not be received, the auditor will be re-assigned to the level of ASCA.
Where We’ll Be – APSCA Out and About
Our monthly newsletter now reaches over 1,990 subscribers each month! We encourage our Member Firms to have their auditors subscribe to APSCA's newsletter to stay up to date here. Further, if you have a friend or colleague that may be interested in APSCA please share this newsletter with them via the link below.
Our news and thoughts on the Social Compliance industry
APSCA Webinars - September 4 & 5, 2019
To help keep you informed on the latest updates regarding exams and APSCA’s Code & Standards, APSCA hosted informational webinars September 4/5.
The webinar presentation is provided below for your reference as well as the following:
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. http://www.verite.org/vision/November2016/Solutions?utm_source=November+2016+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+Vision+Newsletter+Blast&utm_medium=email