Social compliance audits are carried out under the name of social responsibility audit or social compliance audit in order to determine and improve the working conditions of manufacturers in the supply chains of big brands. The principles of social compliance contain sensitivities towards the solution of deeper rooted social problems such as discrimination, gender inequality, child workers and the rights granted to disadvantaged groups. With these aspects, it offers approaches that aim to realize many long and short-term goals, based on solutions to be brought different perspectives to social compliance, problems of people and the environment in which they live.

Social compliance audits (or ethical audits) are audits in which working conditions in companies are evaluated in line with local legal requirements, customer expectations and industrial good practices and reported to relevant parties. Auditing is a systematic, independent, documented evaluation process in which compliance with the audited criteria is verified, objective assessment is made and evidence is collected.

Social Compliance Auditor Features

The fact that the social compliance auditor has experience with auditing, industry and laws is one of the factors that increase the accuracy and precision of this audit.

At the same time, the auditor;

* a good listener
* A good observer,
* Knowledge of laws and regulations
* Impartial, fair and honest,
* Must be a good communicator.

What is Social Compliance Internal Auditing?

It consists of an employee of the company, sub-supplier, subcontractor, going through a social compliance audit checklist, performing an audit in the company and keeping it in its records. As a result of the audit, an action plan (correction plan) is drawn up and appropriate practices are set for the nonconformities in the action plan.

Audit Processes:

* Opening meeting
* Business tour
* Document review
* Employee interviews
* Manager interviews
* Closing meeting
* Mutual signing of the correction plan
* Top management must be present at both the opening and closing meetings.

The following subjects are examined in the audit:

* Child Labor
* Forced Labor
* Discrimination
* Prevention of Pressure, Abuse and Harassment
* Disciplinary Practices
* Freedom of Union / Collective Bargaining
* OHS Conditions
* Payments and Other Rights
* Working Hours/Overtime
* Environmental Requirements: Compliance with the laws is considered in these matters, in addition, employee employer communication systems and training received by employees (such as OHS trainings, social compliance and environmental trainings) are also evaluated.

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