Social Compliance Audit
A complete evaluation of factories social responsibilities and benefits providing to their employees against customer and local standard law.
Social responsibility audits are tools used to measure the impact that a corporation has on its clients, staff and society as a whole. The purpose of a social responsibility audit is to ensure that the company is doing all it can to support non-tangible gains such as employee satisfaction, community support and customer loyalty.
One of the major considerations of a social responsibility audit is assurances that the company is complying with all local, state and federal laws. This is often done by reviewing internal company files regarding the handling of sexual harassment claims, evaluating company policies on affirmative action and ensuring that the company makes proper accommodations for employees and clients with physical challenges. If it is apparent that corrections are needed, recommendations are made to ensure compliance, which may include company sponsored training and policy revision.
Another issue that is examined during social responsibility audits include the ethical actions and considerations of the company. Ideally, corporations should operate under policies that balance the needs and requirements of the company with the benefits of the consumer and society as a whole. Consideration is typically given to issues such as the company’s stand on religious freedom in the workplace, the recognition of certain social causes and the impact their services or products have on the environment.