Our auditing, capacity building and quality assurance services are directed to factories, vendors, suppliers, retailers and others interested in confirming and monitoring compliance with the laws of the land and the requirements and principles of the chosen code of conduct or program, as well as comply with product specifications and customer requirements. ICG is a WRAP certified monitor and a member of the Sedex Stakeholders Forum.
ICG recognizes the need for rapid scheduling of social compliance audits to meet the requirements of buyers and customers around the world. ICG supports your social compliance audit needs and related on-site factory evaluations with the following programs and services:
The International Compliance Group is a certified WRAP® - Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production - auditing firm. The WRAP® program is the world's largest facility certification program focused on the apparel and sewn products sector. Facilities receive a certification of six months to two years based on compliance with the 12 WRAP® Principles.
WRAP® certifies facilities, not brands or businesses. WRAP® is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and has a Board of Directors that is independent of any industry group. It is not a membership organization. Over the years, WRAP®'s comprehensive factory-based model helped it grow into the world's largest certification program for the apparel industry.
Sedex® is a not-for-profit, membership association, based in the UK with worldwide membership. With a collaborative approach to supply chain relations, the organization offers a system for the exchange of information between suppliers and buyers. Members have access to a Self-Assessment Questionnaire which helps buyers and sellers, interested in improving their organization, by collecting data across four key pillars: Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics.
SMETA® is a widely used audit format created by the Sedex Shareholdre Forum, which provides auditors a vehicle to conduct high quality audits across the four key pillars of Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics. Suppliers audited via SMETA will have a report that can be shared with multiple customers via the Sedex online platform. For more information, visit www.sedexglobal.com.
We offer Second Party Auditing for compliance to ICG's Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct, Customer Requirements/ Codes of Conduct and Third Party Social Compliance Codes of Conduct.
We provide a security C-TPAT audit to insure that your company is compliant with all the C-TPAT requirements and to assist you in becoming compliant to US Customs requirements under the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. C-TPAT seeks to enhance security measures across a company's entire supply chain by compelling close cooperation among its constituent entities, from importers, brokers, and warehouse operators to carriers and foreign manufacturers and suppliers. C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. C-TPAT recognizes that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers. Through this initiative, CBP is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate and verify the security guidelines of their business partners within the supply chain.
ICG auditors have successfully encouraged the manufacturers and others service providers toward C-TPAT participation and validation.
We offer consulting & capacity building (training) to ensure YOUR
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Our consulting & capacity building (training) service provides the needed policies and procedures in all areas. We look after the factory needs in all aspects in preparation of social compliance. We offer professional consulting advice and capacity building plans based on the study of factory practice and compliance goal. We work with you and your people to bring these policies and procedures to life in your facilities. They cover the areas of:
We also provide consulting services in the areas of:
(To insure ethical integrity please note that if we conduct consulting or training for your factory regarding WRAP, we will not be able to conduct your final WRAP audit for that year.)
We provide a comprehensive pre production abbreviated audit to determine if a facility does not have overt violations of your social compliance code. This audit also evaluates the capability of the facility to deliver you product at the expected quality level. This product is a lower price of the full audit and is done within one or two weeks of your request and it has the added benefit of assessing the production & quality capacity to meet your requirements.
In today’s hyper-competitive global marketplace, retailers and consumers alike are seeking products with the highest possible value – high quality and low price. The fashion sector continues to change with lighting speed as trend setters, designers, celebrities and fashion moguls bring new and exciting products to the market place. With those rapid changes, ensuring the quality of product at the factory level becomes priority #1. Our goal is to help improve quality, reduce defects to the lowest possible level, reduce cost and time-to-market, and protect your reputation.
Quality Assurance Services include the following:
When your product is within 80% of being completed, we will again inspect a random number of products assessing those products against your quality specifications using the ANSI Z1.4 – 2003 sampling method based on AQL 2.5 or the customer required standard. This step is designed to ensure that the specified raw materials have been used, that in-process quality inspection procedures have been followed, and that any performance criteria for the product are properly assessed.
Human Rights Compliance is provided by the Integrated Consulting Group
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