Supply Chain Audit Services include:
1) Social Accountability Audit
2) C-TPAT (Security) Audit
3）Quality Management System (QMS) Audit
4）Health and Safety Audit
1)Social Accountability Audit
Social accountability audits were initiated around 20 years ago with the pushing from media, consumers, government, NGOs etc.. Except quality and prices, end buyers also require their manufactures to provide safe and healthy working conditions and humane treatment to employees.
Typical social accountability audit covers below:
Wages and Benefits
Freedom of Association
Health and Safety
We can perform social accountability audits based on client’s standard or industry standard. Clients can also choose to use ESTS Social Accountability Audit Standard and report format, which is designed by ESTS using scoring system and grading system, so that the clients can understand audit results intuitively.
2) C-TPAT (Security) Audits
C-TPAT refers to Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Initiated by CBP (US Customs and Border Protection) as a volunteer program in Nov 2011 after the 9.11 Events, C‐TPAT seeks to safeguard the world's trade industry from terrorists. Today, more than 10,000 certified partners have been accepted into the program, including U.S. importers, rail and sea carriers, licensed U.S. Customs brokers, Mexican and Canadian manufacturers etc., which account for over 50 percent (by value) of what is imported into the United States.
Typical C-TPAT audit covers below:
Physical Facility Security
Physical Access Controls
Container and Trailer Security / Conveyance
Security Training and Threat Awareness
Information Technology Security
Business Partner Requirement
We can perform C-TPAT audits based on client’s standard. Clients can also choose to use ESTS C-TPAT Audit Standard and report format, which is designed by ESTS using scoring system and grading system, so that the clients can understand audit results intuitively.
3) Quality Management System (QMS) Audit
A quality auditis a review in which an auditor analyzes and verifies various records and processes relating to a company’s quality program in order to determine whether it is complying with certain quality standards, like those set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000.
Typical quality management system audit covers below:
Production planning and material control
New product introduction management
In-house material management
In-coming material inspection
In-process management and control
Finished product management and control
We can perform quality management system (QMS) audits based on client’s standard. Clients can also choose to use ESTS QMS Audit Standard and report format, which is designed by ESTS using scoring system and grading system, so that the clients can understand audit results intuitively.
4) Health and Safety Audit
In recent years, with the happening of of some tragic events like Bangladesh Fire, more and more end buyers focus more on health and safety, especially fire safety. Although social accountability audit has covered health and safety, we provide audit services focusing on health and safety, with the performing by our health and safety experts, to deeply and detailed identify factory’s risks.
Health and safety audit covers below:
Machinery safety and maintenance
Emergency exit /routes/staircases
Fire safety training, fire drill
Personal protective equipment
Occupational health and safety
Hot work management
Confined space management
Temperature & humidity controlling
Hazardous energy management
Contractor health & safety management
Working Environment (ventilation, lighting, temperature)
Hygiene (Toilet, potable water etc.)
Dormitory and canteen
Risk Assessment & preventative measures
Emergency preparedness procedures
Internal audit & monitoring
5) Environmental Audit
With the environmental deterioration in recent years, environmental protection became as a hot topic. We provide environmental audit services.
Typical environmental audit at least cover below:
EIA (environmental impact assessment) and approval
Waste treatment facility
Waste discharging monitoring and testing
Waste discharging approval
Fire safety certificate
Hazardous waste treatment and manifest
Environmental factor identification
Mission & target
Collection of environmental laws and regulations
Emergency preparedness plan & drill
Emergency preparedness facility