Code of Conduct Audits
Codes of Conduct define desired professional conduct according to a company’s mission and values. Bureau Veritas provides dedicated Code of Conduct audits to measure performance and support compliance with these important benchmarks.
Today’s companies are well advised to have a Code of Conduct. It serves as an internal guideline to help employees consider ethical and compliance matters in decision-making. It also offers a public statement of the company’s commitment to high standards, reduces the risk of ethical misconduct and supports compliance with applicable legislation.
Falling within the broader category of social responsibility audits, Bureau Veritas’ Code of Conduct audits verify supplier compliance to company standards. We have audited thousands of suppliers globally on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.
Bureau Veritas’ Code of Conduct audits cover social, environmental and ethical conduct. Providing your Code of Conduct to suppliers and explaining that they will be audited demonstrates that you take your Code of Conduct seriously. Some clients choose to take a partnership approach in which they work alongside suppliers to implement improvements.
Our Safesupply digital platform brings together thousands of Code of Conduct audits and testing reports to create a risk index for each supplier. This enables you to create a targeted audit program that optimizes your budget by focusing on the riskiest suppliers. Audits can be announced, semi-announced or unannounced depending on the risk level of each supplier.
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