Social Compliance Trainings


Social compliance is a critical phenomenon in terms of the subjects it covers, especially in the business world of the 21st century. Companies can gain many improvements that affect direct trade and indirectly social life as a result of Social Compliance Audits. Social compliance audit is carried out under the name of social responsibility audit or social compliance audit in order to determine and improve the working conditions of manufacturers in the supply chains of major brands. The globalizing world and rising consumer awareness are based on the basis of large companies to identify and evaluate their suppliers. In this process, detailed reports and analyzes, and consultancy and guidance services based on them have a great contribution.

Purpose of Education:

It is aimed that businesses that want to establish or develop a management system that meets the requirements of Social Compliance and Brand audits, or individuals and business employees and managers who want to improve themselves in the field of Social Compliance have the necessary knowledge. However, another purpose is to inform the organizations that will undergo Social Compliance audits by their customers before the audit and revision of the management system.

Many brands with global business activities also have their own social compliance audit criteria and implementation programs, some of which are:

* Fair Trade
* H&M
* C&A

What is taken into consideration within the scope of Social Compliance Audit?

Occupational Health and Safety: It accepts the human being as the most valuable asset in all its lines of activity and the primary goal is to minimize any loss of life and property by providing a healthier and safer workplace environment. It organizes trainings in order for all employees to know their personal responsibilities regarding the subject and provides the necessary personal protective equipment within the scope of occupational health and safety. Within the scope of Occupational Health and Safety, it aims to comply with local laws and regulations, and the environment where all personnel can work in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety policy. Occupational health and safety risks should be determined by having environmental measurements, periodic controls, electrical internal installation compliance report and electrical grounding measurement and controls. It aims to keep these risks under control by reducing them to acceptable levels.
Forced and Compulsory Labor: It is based on the fact that there is no work against debt and the work is voluntarily dependent on the contract or any obligation.
Wages and Payments: Based on the minimum wage that can meet the financial expenses of the personnel, it aims not to be under the determined wage, and the payment of overtime wages by making additions as stipulated by the law.
Working Hours: Due to efficient work and respect for human rights, it aims to be within the scope of the applicable laws and regulations during overtime and working hours.
Child Labor: It aims not to employ employees under the age of 16 for the healthy development of children and to respect the right to education and to act in accordance with the principles of employing young workers.
Discrimination (Equality Approach): Must have a principle in ensuring equality of opportunity in the workplace. It aims to create an environment in the workplace where there is no discrimination or physical or verbal harassment on the basis of religion, language, race, gender, color, nationality, social origin, disability, age and political opinion.
Raising the Awareness of the Employees: It aims to increase the awareness of the employees by informing them about the conscious employees and personal rights, working conditions, company rules, which are the basis of social compliance.
Prevention of Harassment and Maltreatment: It aims to prevent physical, psychological, verbal or non-verbal harassment and coercion in order to ensure that the staff is happy and the working environment is peaceful.
Rest Days and Holidays: Employed personnel cannot be deprived of vacation and rest days within the framework of legal rights. It aims to give one day holiday to the active personnel six days a week.
Worker Discipline: In order to ensure disciplined work, disciplinary rules determined by the disciplinary board should be determined and implemented. It aims not to impose any wage cuts or sanctions on employees.

What are the Criteria of Social Compliance Audits?

During the Social Compliance Audits, various criteria centered on the environment and human health, especially the Corporate Social Responsibility principles, come into play. These criteria essentially focus on issues such as human rights and workers´ rights. In this respect, the ideas that will be taken as the basis by every global certification body will be in this way. In particular, regulations made by international organizations (such as ILO and ETI) cover core issues of certification processes. Because the will put forward by these organizations appears on a global scale, in the light of the data of the case.

Social Compliance Training Scope

* What is social compliance?
* Establishing a Social Compliance Management system
* Scope of Social Compliance standards (Child Labor, Forced Labor, Occupational Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Remuneration, Social Compliance Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Environmental Protection, Human Resources Management)
* Information on the establishment and inspection of the system in accordance with Social Compliance standards
* Case study analysis
* Examination of sample Payroll and Time payment records

“The first acquisition targeted by Social Compliance Audits is ethical business. Along with other gains, it is aimed that the stakeholders also agree on social compliance principles. Suppliers, who have the ideal values ??foreseen by global organizations regarding ethical trade and social responsibility, are preferred more, especially the giant actors of the sector. For this reason, you can contact us to benefit from the Social Compliance Trainings we offer as EKOL Certification and have detailed information.

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