Completion of this course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register as lead auditors with IRCA.

It is intended for auditors at WRAP-accredited monitoring firms who are seeking to join a team auditing a facility’s social compliance management systems against the requirements of WRAP, conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and local laws. Attendees will learn about best practices, relevant policies, and participate in case study examples, interactive exercises, and a virtual facility tour. 

Audience

Auditors employed by WRAP-accredited monitoring firms.

Admission requirements

  • APSCA ASCA 
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) 
  • At least three years of work experience 

Topics Covered

  • Audit planning and program initiation 
  • Evolution of social standards 
  • Importance of management systems 
  • Basics of social compliance auditing
  • Relevant international laws and conventions
  • WRAP’s 12 Principles and requirements
  • Excessive working hours control and action plans
  • Health and safety policies 
  • Risk management
  • Environmental best practices
  • Verification of security infrastructure (with CTPAT as a model)
  • Reporting audit findings and implementing corrective action plans
  • Audit conclusions and recommendations
  • Interviews, confidentiality, and document reviews
  • Tips for identifying fake documents
  • Wage and working hour calculations
  • Documentation requirements for audit reports

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