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 protect workers’ rights 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.
Cost-effective, globally available tool to qualify suppliers
Measures management systems in place for workplace conditions
plans and guidance to improve performance
Management systems are scored against 5 maturity levels
- 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.
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.
Download to learn more about the assessment for companies in your supply chain who manufacture goods in-house.