Factory Audit Standards

1. Factory Audits are performed according to:

  • Recognized international quality standards, norms & regulation (see details below)

  • Tailor-made as per Client's requirements, specifications, criteria and instructions

  • QCANT Team expertise and experience in quality control

2. Quality Management Audits:

QCANT's simple Factory Audit and Extensive Factory Audit are both based on a checklist derived from the ISO9000 series (a set of quality standards developed in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization). Quality management audit reports shall cover the following verifications:

  • Quality Management System

  • Production processes

  • Quality of the produced products (available at the time of the audit)

  • Workforce and working conditions

3. Social compliance audits:

QCANT's Corporate Social Audit's checklist is based on the SA8000 standard and on the local country's regulations.SA8000 is a way for importers to ensure fair and decent working conditions throughout their supply chain. SA8000 is based on international workplace norms in the ILO conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on Rights of the Child. Social compliance audits cover:              

  • Child Labor

  • Forced and Compulsory Labor

  • Health and Safety

  • Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining

  • Discrimination

  • Discipline Practices

  • Working Hours

  • Remuneration

  • Compensation

  • Management Systems