Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance announced that it has been accredited by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) as a monitoring firm in India to drive responsible sourcing across complex modern apparel and footwear supply chains.
WRAP is one of the world’s largest independent certification programs that aims to promote safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing globally through certification and education in the apparel and footwear industry. Following WRAP’s 12 principles, buyers and suppliers work toward the same set of social compliance assessment protocols. WRAP certification enables buyers to identify and suppliers to showcase a commitment to and achievements in social compliance.
India is one of the key apparel and footwear manufacturing countries in the global supply chain. Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance’s latest accreditation from WRAP in India will contribute to and support the industry’s social compliance effort in this important region.
Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance, as part of Eurofins Assurance businesses, offers comprehensive assurance services to the consumer product industry through factory audit, product inspection and training. The digital platform Eurofins Assurance OnLine provides data-driven intelligence and analytics to modern supply chain. Eurofins CPA operates in a network across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
As a full member firm of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA), this accreditation further strengthens Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance’s service portfolio that covers key industry standards and qualifications, including amfori BSCI, Sedex SMETA and SLCP Verifier Body. APSCA is an industry association with members that represent a substantial majority of the social compliance audit industry. Its mission is to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.
The amfori BSCI platform provides a single point for all supply chain performance information. By sharing monitoring activities’ results, its members reduce effort, save money and increase consistency for buyers and suppliers with a range of practical auditing tools to help members manage risk and effectively monitor their supply chain.
SMETA is Sedex’s social auditing methodology, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain. The Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) has developed a Converged Assessment Framework that can replace all current audit methodologies by delivering one verified data set that can be used by standards and brands to decide on certification, compliance and more. SLCP assessments consist of a self or joint-assessment at the facility followed by verification.