Trusted guidance on social compliance audit and certification schemes
The SSCI helps build trust in sustainability standards worldwide by benchmarking schemes against the SSCI Social and Scheme Management Criteria, driving alignment among the many different third-party audit and certification schemes that assist companies in their supply chains due diligence. By undergoing benchmarking against the SSCI’s Social and Scheme Management Criteria, schemes signal their commitment to meeting the industry’s expectations on sustainability standards and governance mechanisms.
Once they have completed the benchmarking process and earned SSCI recognition, SSCI-recognised schemes will be listed below, providing industry professionals with a trusted list of credible and responsible programmes to choose from.
Schemes currently undergoing benchmarking are listed here as well. Check this page to follow their progress through the benchmarking process.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Best Aquaculture Practices
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organisation. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium following an entire value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017. ASI’s 160+ members include leading civil society organisations, companies with activities in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, semi-fabrication, product and component manufacturing, as well as consumer and commercial goods, including the automotive industry, construction and packaging, as well as industry associations and other supporters.
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture production chain – including processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. BAP standards cover environmental responsibility, social accountability, food safety and animal welfare. The BAP program is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by GAA.
BRCGS is an established global standards leader, with a rigorous GFSI recognised assurance program that touches every aspect of the 21st century supply chain – from food ingredients to packaging, distribution, retail and beyond. It sets the benchmark for best practice manufacturing, helping to provide reassurance that products and services are high quality, legal and safe. BRCGS is recognised across food and non-food categories as the global standard underpinning brand reputation through compliance, at over 30,000 certificated sites in 130 countries. Visit brcgs.com to find out more.