Supply chain social and environmental audits have evolved over time to improve their quality, stakeholder engagement, and overall impact. While site-level audits alone are not sufficient or always suitable for companies to identify and address all risks, they are still an important component of corporate supply chain due diligence systems, which enables companies to get a snapshot of certain risks at supplier facilities. At the same time, regulations requiring transparency in the supply chain may conflict with new regulations prohibiting the collection and sharing of data in some jurisdictions. Customer expectations and data privacy laws are not always aligned. Looking ahead to the future, this session will explore whether audits will look the same in 2030 as they do today.
Avedis H. Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
Jane Hwang, President and CEO, Social Accountability International (SAI)
Saif Khan, President of Footprints
Deborah Albers, Chief Operations Officer, Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
Responsible Business Alliance 2023 Annual Conference
The Transformation of Audits: Are audits going away or just changing shape?
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
2:30 — 3:30 p.m. ET