Social and Ethical Audit

Social and Ethical Audit

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What to expect...

Your customers care about social standards and ethical factories. No child or slave labor. Healthy and safe working conditions. Reasonable working hours. Earned wages that get paid. No discrimination.

A factory that uses unethical working practices and has terrible working conditions will damage your brand. You are responsible for making sure your factory is socially and ethically compliant.

Do you know how your factory stacks up?

Let's find out. During a Social & Ethical Audit, we visit your factory personally, conduct a full audit, document the conditions with detailed photos, and prepare a final report for you.

During our visit, we look for the following concerning issues: Child Labour, Forced & Compulsory Labour, Health & Safety, Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Remuneration, and Management System.

Then we audit and report according to these standards: SA8000, SMETA, and GlobalTQM.

This audit can also be used to prepare a factory for an upcoming accreditation or third-party audit. Make sure your factory is ready.

  • Our expert teams will visit the manufacturer on your behalf, and give you a real account of their facilities with detailed pictures giving you peace of mind, and saving thousands of dollars of your travel time.
  • Includes Child Labour, Forced & Compulsory Labour, Health & Safety, Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Remuneration, Management System.
  • Includes Audit and report to any of the following standards SA8000, SMETA, GlobalTQM

You get:

  • An on-site factory visit by one of our experts
  • A real account of the factory's facilities with detailed photos


  • A full audit + report based on the following standards: SA8000, SMETA, GlobalTQM

Please note this requires the cooperation of your manufacturer. There's no guarantee a factory will consent to this audit.

TIME TAKEN: Varies depending on the factory.

**Price may vary depending on logistical preparation**

To get started...

  • Send us some details about your factory/factories.
  • We'll follow up with you to discuss the details and schedule your audits.

What you need to prepare...

Requires co-operation of the manufacturer.

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Everything was an absolute pleasure.

Working with Whymon as our sourcing agent was an absolute pleasure. Whymon meet all the agreed milestones, resolved miscommunication issues, and was very forthcoming in his knowledge of the industry, which also helped us to avoid creating future issues. This not only saved us time and money, but also gave me peace of mind. I will definitely not try and go it alone again. Thank you to all the GlobalTQM team.

Simon & Tanya |
Overall it has been a very positive experience.

From our initial contact with Joyce, through to the sourcing by Whymon we cannot recommend GlobalTQM highly enough.

This is our first foray in to sourcing and Joyce conducted our initial meeting. Her knowledge and upfront communication really stood out to us. She was very clear spelling out what Global could help us with and also what requirements were needed of us.

Our second meeting was with Joyce and the owner David to finalise any questions we had about the process before we purchased the package. Both were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable and we felt that we were in very good hands and comfortable to move forward.

We were assigned Whymon as our package manager and wow what a great asset he is to Global. From the very start we couldn't speak more highly about his professionalism.
His communication has been outstanding, responses always timely and everything has been so transparent and open. He has been available to us with any questions or any back and forth communications.

He has been our representative dealing with our preferred factories. So far the outcomes have been great. We are happy now to be moving through to the sampling stage with these factories.
If you are new to sourcing Global are without a doubt an amazing company to have on your side. The experience they bring to the table is invaluable.
Even if you aren't new to sourcing just the sheer volume of work they deliver for the price is outstanding.
As stated we are now moving in to our sampling package and we hope that we can leave a review as good after sampling is finished.
Thankyou Whymon, David and Joyce.

Carolin P
Great eye to detail, responsive and reliable

I’ve been using GlobalTQM for both sourcing products and continuously for inspections for multiple shipments and have been very happy with their thoroughness, reliability and responsiveness, always on time and giving recommendations on how to handle Chinese suppliers, I am very pleased with their services.

Kaye Stefanovic
Saved us a lot of trouble and heartache

We have a niche product and thought we had found the manufacturer for us. There were a couple of red flags so we went with TQM for a factory inspection. Their assessment recommending we not proceed was hard to read but we soon realised that TQM had saved us a lot of money and heartache. Joyce and Whymon were excellent communicators and extended our 30 day service due to the Chinese New Year and our own holiday. Although we ultimately did not find a Chinese manufacturer it was a fabulous service and money well spent. Thank you.

Angela Haereroa
Great So Far

I am just at the beginning of my sourcing journey. Whymon my project manager has been so great at communication with me and kept me in the loop every step of the way. Very excited for the next step in the manufacturing process.