URSA, also known as Responsible Sourcing Audit, is the certification study covering the standards and requirements related to the audit conducted to evaluate the supplier´s compliance with applicable laws, regulations and additional requirements of Unilever´s Responsible Sourcing Policy, and to ensure that suppliers comply with the laws and necessary regulations of the country in which they operate can be explained as In summary, URSA goes beyond industry-accepted protocols and evaluates supplier practices in labor standards, human rights, business integrity, environmental stewardship, and land use rights. Suppliers can be audited and certified by authorized institutions within the scope of this certification activity.


URSA covers much broader topics than industry-accepted protocols. With the basic principles in it, Unilever has determined some basic principles for responsible use of resources in order to fulfill the rules on sustainable growth. The mentioned criteria are valid for all suppliers, regardless of their field of activity or the product they provide.


In this context, URSA evaluates the suppliers´ practices regarding the following issues;
Working Standards
Occupational health and Safety
Human rights
Business Integrity
Environmental Management and Land Duty Rights

Thanks to the audit with URSA, related companies can be audited and evaluated on many other issues beyond the protocols accepted by the industry.


Audit Process Scope
Suppliers must successfully pass URSA audits to meet Unilever´s compliance requirements and achieve the Good Practice Criteria. If you are a Unilever supplier, you must register with the USQS (Unilever Supplier Qualification System) to initiate the URSA audit process. After you request the audit, you will be able to prepare for the audit in your own place. The audit report is based on the checklist provided to you by Unilever.


The process followed for the audits includes the steps given below:
Creation of the request for the audit.
Making preparations for the inspection.
Performing the audit at the operational sites
Making necessary reports after the audit.
Performing and evaluating the necessary verifications after the audit.

Organizations that will be audited under URSA should pay attention to the following records and keep these records meticulously;
Keeping personnel records such as attendance records, payrolls
Keeping Occupational Health and Safety records such as building layout plans, business opening and working license, firefighter report, building license and building occupancy permit and number of fire cabinets
Keeping environmental records such as workplace environmental permit certificate, EIA out-of-scope report, environmental protection documents, waste declarations
Responsible for keeping other records such as recruitment and exit procedure, past audit records, internal and external contract supplier lists.

“Our aim in URSA Audit service; It can be listed as providing the necessary training or information services to the institutions that will enter the audit, providing the necessary documentation assistance, performing the audit rehearsal, creating the necessary documentation, and informing the personnel and employees about this issue. You can contact us to get more detailed information within the scope of URSA Audit service.”

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