COMPLIANCE MANAGER

COMPLY WITH LEGISLATION

Legislation is here for supply chains, and it's gaining momentum across the globe. Laws such as the Modern Slavery Acts in the UK and Australia and the Californian Transparency in Supply Chains Act in the US have made companies accountable for the working conditions globally, throughout their supply chain.

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WHAT?

Our Compliance Manager module enables you to successfully manage your supplier compliance and ensure that it meets your business standards, by capturing all compliance data in a centralised location. With this module you can create, view and manage factory audits and should non-compliances be identified, corrective action plans can be implemented. Use calculated supplier ratings to quickly identify where improvement is needed or use our ratings tools to rate your suppliers as you wish. The system has simple and effective alerting capabilities, so when an audit is about to expire you can be alerted in order to proactively address it, ensuring that you're always compliant. Our platform functionality also allows you to store supplier manuals, policy documentation and much more. You can also send out documentation to all or a select few of your suppliers in a way that must be read and accepted. 

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WHY?

There has been increased pressure from consumers and governments, on the fashion industry, in particular, to address sustainability and ethical standards within their supply chains. This is not going to reduce or slow down, businesses have to take control proactively. In order to do this, your own standards must be echoed and enforced down the supply chain to your suppliers.

According to PWC, 50% of UK companies are still in the pre-compliance phase of the Modern Slavery Act. 

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Retailers' complex, global supply chains makes managing audit certificates a big task, having a consolidated place where these can be stored, managed, corrective action planned, and be notified when they need updating could make the step to compliance much smoother.

HOW?

Once you and your suppliers have been on-boarded onto the platform, you can upload documentation, managing and storing it against the relevant locations. You are also able to set up notifications so that when an audit or certification is set to expire, you will be prompted.

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Set up your supplier ratings to suit your businesses standards by creating audit clauses and identifying them as a major or minor problem e.g. a clause could be "child under 16 working in the factory" and this would be a major - then you must decide how many majors and how many minors make up your rating. We recommend colour coding your supplier ratings such as red for poor, amber for ok, and green for good because when it comes to creating and managing audits, it gives you a clear snapshot of your supplier compliance of a particular location. For the audits that require Corrective Action Planning, there is an opportunity for the supplier to submit evidence of improvement - this evidence is then up to you to view, accept or reject. As the major and minor problems are corrected and evidence is accepted, your supplier's rating will automatically recalculate.

BENEFITS

BRAND IMAGE & REPUTATION

Through mitigating supply chain risks, preventing supply chain disruptions and managing legislative compliance, you are protecting your business' image and reputation and with the rise in today's conscious consumer, this is incredibly important. Research by Julia Hartmann and Sabine Benoit suggests that consumers do not differentiate between members of the supply chain when it comes to poor supplier behaviours. Instead, they hold the focal firm responsible for everything that occurs in the supply chain and this could result in bad word-of-mouth or even boycotting in some cases.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

We use the saying "if a factory is seen to be ethical on Monday, will it still be so on Friday?" quite often because it's true. With this module you have the ability to plan factory visits and inspections in the most time-efficient and cost-effective way, enabling you to sufficiently monitor and manage your factories' legislative compliance.

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

The document management aspect of the module means that you have the ability to distribute your business' code of conduct, sustainability policies and initiatives like ACT across your entire global supply chain. This is done in a way that cannot be ignored, enabling you to identify non-compliant suppliers and have the insight required to source sustainably.

REPORTING & ANALYTICS

Underpinning each module is the Segura reporting & analytics tool, which gives you a single version of the truth. This powerful functionality allows you to review and understand every element of your entire global supplier and sourcing network whilst identify opportunities for improvement.

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