ELEVATE Responsible Sourcing Audit Standard
An audit protocol based on best practice industry initiatives
The protocol includes:
“The ELEVATE Responsible Sourcing Audit (ERSA) and wider Protocol are an integral part of ELEVATE’s ongoing commitment to elevating audit engagements, quality and transparency both within our own organization and those we work with each day”. Davis Guan, Vice President, Quality
“Audit reports produced from this process will also include enhanced analytics on industry trends and benchmarking insight around factory performance. Future iterations will include insight into equivalency against industry initiatives.” Dr Kevin Franklin, Senior Vice President
This provisions of the ELEVATE Responsible Sourcing Standard include:
The criteria and guidelines are maintained by ELEVATE and were developed based on local and national laws, International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and benchmarked against industry protocols including:
Any company interested in improving social conditions in their organization or supply chain may use the Standard. The Standard and its associated Protocol, reporting framework and analytics platform can be deployed by ELEVATE auditors on behalf of your business and / or licensed for use internally. The ELEVATE Academy and associated auditor training resources will also eventually be available to ELEVATE clients and company internal audit teams.
The Standard caters to a wide variety of industries with particular applicability for apparel, electronics, consumer goods and retail and agriculture. It is suited for facilities looking to implement the proactive management and monitoring of social compliance.