We are the global leader for independent social compliance audits.

Our teams carry out over 15,000 assessments every year, with coverage in over 100 countries. We understand industry best practice and country-specific trends and cultural practices.

Our rich data, derived from a long history of assessment, training and worker surveys, fuel predictive insights for managing supply chain risk and implementing impactful programs that create sustained improvement.

Assessments are typically executed against company and/or industry codes of conduct including the ELEVATE Standard, and local labor laws using our experienced local staff. The structure of each assessment is adjusted to meet client objectives, unique country challenges, and any work site history that may be available.

Assessments generally include an opening and closing meeting with management, a visual inspection, a document review, and most importantly, confidential worker interviews.

ELEVATE is approved to work with brands, retailers, suppliers and factories to conduct assessments and audits representing a range of industry initiatives, including BSCI, RBA, FLA, ICTI Ethical Toy Program, SAC Higg Verification, SLCP Verification and SMETA 2- and 4-pillar.