Social Impact Assessment

The Social Impact Assessment is an assessment that companies can use to measure the effectiveness of the management systems in place safeguarding worker safety and workplace conditions.

It is a non-category-specific self-assessment tool designed to verify a supplier’s capability to manage labor standards in their facility or in their supply chain depending on the type of company: direct manufacturer, or vendor.

The assessment costs $650 USD and consists of a self-assessment questionnaire and an independent evaluation call with an IETP assessor. Following this, the supplier will receive a tailored improvement plan and verified score.

The Social Impact Assessment program provides:

Remote online assessments help reduce audit burden, scalable and low cost

Globally available, non-category specific assessments, applicable to any supplier you are working with

External independent and trusted verification of suppliers performance

Two types of assessment

Direct Manufacturers

The Social Impact Assessment for Manufacturers takes a different approach to the traditional factory audit and certification. The program focuses on management systems and is designed to verify and improve a supplier’s capability to manage labor standards in their facility.

Licensees, Vendors, Agents

The Social Impact Assessment for Vendors is suitable for any company you work with that produces products on your behalf and outsources the manufacturing process – this version of the assessment looks at a company’s capability to manage labor standards in their supply chain. It is designed to provide you with assurance and visibility over their processes.

Assessment Process

1.

Supplier completes online self-assessment questionnaire on their management systems in place for social compliance

2.

Independent evaluation conducted via phone/video with factory and IETP

3.

Improvement plan issued by IETP with priority areas identified

4.

Supplier receives support and resources to implement suggested improvements

Benefits of using the Social Impact Assessment program

Enables risk-based approach 

Provides support for suppliers & workers

Improves standards at suppliers & promotes supplier ownership of social compliance

Enables risk-based approach 

Provides support for suppliers & workers

Improves standards at suppliers & promotes supplier ownership of social compliance

Efficient oversight & due diligence program

Low cost, efficient and global

Applicable to any product category

Efficient oversight & due diligence program

Low cost, efficient and global

Applicable to any product category

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