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Factory Audits & Verification

Following our in-house developed checklists and reporting structures we are able to offer a range of audits including: Basic Factory Audits, Extensive Factory Audits, Social Compliance Audits and Environmental Audits.

Basic Factory Audit

The basic factory audit has been designed to ensure your potential manufacturing partner is a genuine factory and that they really do have the capabilities they are advertising.

Our inspector will conduct a walk round of the factory looking at the key indicators of a factory’s capability.

These factors include (but are not limited to):

  • Scale of the facility and number of workers
  • Machinery age and condition
  • Current production items
  • Evidence of a quality system
  • Evidence of training records
  • Evidence of trading history

Our inspector will then produce a detailed report with dozens of pictures. This report will give a non-binding recommendation on the suitability of the audited factory for the required task.

Starting from $495

Extensive Factory Audit

Legitimacy is a major concern here in China; C2W complete our own standard SVCL (Supplier Verification Checklist) with all of our suppliers before commencing work as well as legally binding production contracts with penalty clauses for late delivery or failed QC for all stages.

All documents will be authorized/signed by the factory owner and cross referenced against the owners ID, signature and official company chop (stamp). The stamp is binding in China but it must be the official company brand to hold any legal merit. Warning bells should go off if any factory is less than willing to provide any of this documentation.

  • Current Product Range
  • Major Market and Major Clients
  • Manpower

An important requirement often over looked is the factories ability to draw in extra man power when urgent orders or rework are required and a tight deadline applies.

  • Production Capability
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Management and Quality Procedures
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • In-house Quality Control, Testing and Inspection
  • Raw Material Management
  • Semi-finished and Finished Product Management (Shop floor and general inventory handling processes)

Starting from $695

Social Compliance Audit

Our Social Compliance Audits are carried out by professionals experienced in social audits and in accordance with SA8000 international standards.

The Social Compliance Audit programs in China focus on the below mentioned areas namely:

  • Child labour laws
  • Forced labour
  • Compensation
  • Disciplinary practices
  • Health and safety
  • Freedom of association
  • Management practices
  • Working hours
  • Discrimination
  • Wages

Starting from $495

For information regarding all of our auditing options and for an accurate quote contact us.