Partnership and Accreditations
Building strong partnerships with leading stakeholders in the textile industry
ICS is a work group that provides its members with shared tools for implementing their social audit programs. Members share a set of standardized social audit tools (questionnaire and audit guide) and a shared database, which prevents duplicate audits and enables joint management of factories.
ICS members work together to:
- Verify social conditions in the field related to manufacturing, via social audits carried out by independent agencies approved and commissioned by the retailers;
- Use shared tools and methodology to implement these audits (code of conduct, factory profile, audit questionnaire, execution guide, corrective action plan, alert notification, database);
- Share their experiences and share audit results with complete transparency when a supplier is identified as serving multiple retailers, so that follow-up of improvement plans can be implemented jointly;
- Define modalities for monitoring critical situations identified via the social audits.
The ICS social audit seeks to assess production site compliance with local social regulations under the following eight sections: Child Labor / Forced Labor / Discrimination / Disciplinary Practices / Freedom of Association / Working Hours / Wages / Health and Safety. The approach aligns with the framework defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO), and respects the universal principles of Human Rights and the OECD Guiding Principles.
Boosting competitiveness of Fashion:
The principles that define Modacc are research for knowledge, cooperation and dynamism between companies and individuals from the cluster to improve and anticipate the future. The Catalan Fashion Cluster (Modacc) is a non-profit organization which includes more than 145 companies which are active in the fashion business in Catalonia. Modacc promotes competitiveness of the Catalan fashion ecosystem through individual and collective value added initiatives focused on companies from the sector.
The main purpose of the organization is to promote cooperation between companies and professionals, promoting internationalization services and initiatives, networking, training, research, development and innovation, as well as any other competitive improvement oriented initiative..
After nearly 2 years since the opening of the Spain & Portugal AQM office in Madrid, we are happy to introduce our partnership with the main Textile and Accessories association in Spain, ACOTEX.
Founded in 1977 ACOTEX, is currently the common space of more than 800 companies, almost 15,000 points of sale and more than 80,000 workers in Spain. Together we want to share the best practices in the supply chain in the textile industry.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Supplier Compliance Audit Network (SCAN) is an industry trade association that provides a systematic approach whereby mutually acceptable global compliance standards are achieved in reducing audit and operational redundancy for common supply chain stakeholders while maintaining confidentiality.
Supplier Compliance Audit Network (SCAN)