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SCS Global Services Becomes Newest Full APSCA Member Firm

Membership Confirms SCS’ Status as a Leader in Social Compliance Audits
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, is pleased to announce that it has become a full APSCA member firm.

Ethics and Compliance on the Factory Floor

Q&A with German Reyes, Senior Manager of Social Compliance at Gildan

Employee safety, workplace equity, and the protection of human rights – each are key components to determining a company’s commitment to ethical and responsible practices. But how exactly are businesses making sure that their supply chains are living up to these standards?

Sedex Now Mandates APSCA-approved Auditors for all SMETA Audits


By Oren Jaffe, SCS Global Services

Global retailers and brands are increasingly demanding greater ethical accountability within their supply chains, including third-party social compliance audits. Not surprisingly, these companies want assurance that the organizations and individuals conducting these audits have the qualifications and integrity needed to do the job right.

SCS Global Services Joins Forces With Social Compliance Auditing Association

SCS Becomes APSCA Auditor Member
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability achievements, is pleased to announce that it has joined APSCA, a professional industry association dedicated to advancing the use of reputable, independent social compliance audits as a tool to assure good workplace conditions worldwide. 

From the Source: Companies Not Getting Enough Info to Say Products are 'Conflict Free'


Companies not getting enough info to say products are 'Conflict Free'

The Wall Street Journal. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires publicly traded companies to report whether they use conflict minerals from mining operations that fund armed militia groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

New Anti-Slavery Law: Combat Supply Chain Slavery and Human Trafficking



United Kingdom: New law to combat supply chain slavery and human trafficking

JD Supra. The United Kingdom recently enacted the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the first law in Europe aimed at eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking from supply chains. 

From the Source: European Parliament Endorses New Conflict Minerals Compliance Requirements


DOJ breaks its silence in 2015 FCPA enforcement

National Law Review. Last week, the DOJ announced its first corporate enforcement action under the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (“FCPA”) for 2015.

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From the Source: Mandate for Manufacturers/Distributors - Conflict Minerals Disclosure


A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses 
The Guardian. As a barrister who has been working at the highest levels on the global issues of slavery and trafficking for many years, I feel there is an urgent need to hold our corporations to account when they have subjected workers to enslavement either in the UK or overseas.

WEBINAR: Business-Social Key Performance Indicators: The Next Big Thing in Social Monitoring?

Press Release

April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - There have been a number of papers released over the past year that share similar conclusions: Social auditing has limitations, too much money and time has been invested in to checking for compliance versus facilitating social performance, and it is time for companies move beyond compliance.  This begs an important question.  If the audit model is not the model of the future, what is?


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