Social Impact Assessments


The Social Impact Assessment from IETP is a new tool for companies to use to measure and improve the effectiveness of management systems in place to support worker wellbeing and ensure safe workplace conditions


This assessment is designed to look at a manufacturing site’s social impact by measuring the effectiveness of management systems in place for labor standards. Social impact covers the effect an organization has on people and communities as a result of its actions, activities, projects, programs or policies.

We believe that all businesses should have a positive impact on their workers and other people affected by their operations. The assessment is based on an ethos of ‘you can’t improve what you don’t measure’ – to improve social impact the first step for a company is to measure what it is doing now. From there it can map a path to improvement.

The IETP Social Impact Assessment is designed to look at a manufacturing site, vendor, agent or licensee’s social impact by measuring the effectiveness of management systems in place for labor standards in their businesses and in their supply chains. Social impact covers the effect an organization has on people and communities as a result of its actions, activities, projects, programs or policies.

The assessment is not an audit; it is a capacity building exercise which is designed to help the organizations completing it by providing them with advice, coaching and a tailored improvement plan based on the findings. 

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.

What is the Social Impact Assessment? 

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    Cost-effective, globally available tool to qualify suppliers

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    Measures management systems in place for workplace conditions

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    Tailored improvement 
    plans and guidance to improve performance

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    Management systems are scored against 5 maturity levels

Two types of assessment available

  • For Direct Manufacturers providing access to supported development program, designed for situations where oversight is needed but full certification or on-site auditing is not reasonable or practical.
  • For Licensees, Vendors or Agents to assess their capability in managing labor standards in their supply chain

Find out more

Download our program overview documents to learn more and contact our program manager to learn more about the program and to find out how you can enrol your suppliers.

Program Overview: Social Impact Assessments for Vendors

Download to learn more about the assessment for companies in your supply chain who are working with third party manufacturers such as vendors, agents, or licensees.

Program Overview: Social Impact Assessments for Manufacturers

Download to learn more about the assessment for companies in your supply chain who manufacture goods in-house.

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