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The ICS currently works with 9 audit companies around the world. Audit quality is monitored by ICS through statistical indicators and comparative analysis as well as by ICS members’ collaborative feedback and review.

In 2017, ICS signed an Agreement with each accredited audit companies. This formalized document represents the Code of conduct that every audit company should follow including integrity and confidentiality standards. The Agreement also lists the auditors’ experience and qualification requirements to perform ICS audits.


Created in 2005, AQM this is today more than 230 experts dedicate to a more sustainable supply chain allocated in 8 subsidiaries operating in 26 countries.

Our tailored service approach, merging quality, availability and reactivity enable our customers to keep a clear and simple vision of the social and environmental performances of their factories.

Thanks to a continuous investment, rigorous process and an involved management, we maintain for our customers a high level of services regardless their sector or area production.

All our auditors are trained and assessed against the most rigorous standards and guidelines.

AQM has integrated ICS in 2015.

Arche Advisors

With nearly two decades of experience in supply chain labor and sustainability practices, the experts at Arche Advisors offer relevant and in-depth expertise to businesses. Arche Advisors have experience in a range of industries, including manufacturing, food processing, agriculture and extractives. Areas of expertise include social and due diligence assessments, core labor standards, workshops covering child labor, forced labor, discrimination and freedom of association, in-house training and education, and more.                        

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Asia Inspection

AsiaInspection (AI) is a leading quality control and compliance service provider that partners with brands, retailers and importers globally to secure and optimize their supply chain.
AI Supplier Audit Programs include Manufacturing, Ethical, Structural and Environmental Audits. Clients from over 120 countries benefit from web-based mobile friendly account management, and fast scheduling.

With over 2,000 inspectors and auditors classified by product range and account managers speaking 40 languages, AsiaInspection is Your Eyes in the Supply Chain!™

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API Audit started audit operation with its mother company of Asia Pacific Inspection Ltd. (Hong Kong, 1994) and was incorporated in 2007. One of the early provider of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) audit for French mass markets retailers’ very first programs of factory assessments, based on SA8000:2014 Standard, ISO14001:2016 and OSHA18001(ISO45000).

Api Audit provides supply chain control with technical audit or social audit assessment services to assess risk (Risk Assessment/Risk Management) and verifies compliance to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Standard all through.  Api audit growth and reputation is constructed on solid auditor expertise combined with operation control provided by on field operation supervisors and management system ISO17021:2015, ISO19011 as well as adhesion to APSCA Standard. At group level, Api Audit is historically based in Europe, China, South East Asia, India and more recently East Europe.

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Bureau Veritas

Established in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in conformity assessment services in the areas of quality, health and safety, environment and social responsibility. With 2011 reported revenues of €4.55bn, the group employs more than 69,000 people working in 1,400 offices in 140 countries and 340 accredited laboratories globally, with our head office in Paris, France.

The Consumer Products Services Division of Bureau Veritas (BVCPS) employs the resources of over 12,000 employees to provide comprehensive inspection, assessment and testing services to the world’s leading global retailers, manufacturers, brands, vendors and importers of consumer products. The BVCPS business is a fully verticalized global operation where management structures, decision-making processes and strategies allow for a high degree of autonomy. This enables a specialist approach to service excellence in a rapidly changing world.

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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.


To ensure that a business’s processes are socially responsible from receipt of raw materials to product delivery, SGS offers a range of audit, inspection, training and certification services to assess production site performance against social responsibility standards and monitor progress in a continuous improvement approach. Thanks to SGS input, businesses can commit to improving work conditions with regard to staff health and safety, countering discrimination, improving wage and collective bargaining conditions, the working hours system, and eliminating child and forced labor.

SGS has the largest network of highly skilled and experienced social auditors in the world to guide businesses to better supply chain management. As an accredited auditing body for Social Clause Initiative(SCI), SGS conducts audits to assess supplier compliance with the requirements of the SCI code of conduct, notably in developing countries.

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TUV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Since 1872 we have been developing safe and sustainable solutions for the challenges arising from the interaction between man, environment and technology. As an independent, neutral and professional organization, we are committed to working towards a future that can fulfill the needs of both mankind and the environment in the long term.

TÜV Rheinland’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) auditing service can help you identify the areas in which improvements are needed to meet related compliance codes and develop and implement an effective CSR management system. Our wide scope spans into CSR-related areas and allows us to deliver social audits in a diverse range of industries including: manufacturing, automotive, consumer goods and retail industries.

Our proven experience in CSR auditing is conducted by a competent team of experts who are accredited under following schemes: SAAS, ICTI, BSCI, SCI, ETI and EICC. We also verify CSR/sustainability reports to ensure they fulfill Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and assess the implementation of your supplier’s management system through second-party audits.

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UL is a leader in the field of responsible sourcing services, specializing in monitoring, education, program development and management. UL has developed and implemented supplier monitoring programs for over 60 major brands and retailers, and over 500 manufacturers in such fields as: garments, home furnishings, general consumer merchandise, cosmetics, agriculture/food processing and production, high-tech electronics, jewelry and toys.  UL has a total of more than 200 auditors on staff in 32 countries, and conducted over 19,000 workplace assessments in 150 countries in 2011.

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