This resource, developed with support from Shift, is designed for suppliers to help them assess and manage social and labor rights risks through robust management systems.
September 2013 | Global Social Compliance Programme, Consumer Goods Forum | Pages: 90
This resource, developed with support from Shift, is designed for suppliers to help them assess and manage social and labor rights risks through robust management systems. The introduction below is excerpted from the resource.
The term ‘Supplier’ is here used to denote organisations that supply goods or services to others.
A management system is here defined as an operational set of policies and procedures that a Supplier implements to achieve and measure progress in relation to its established objectives and thus contributing towards continuous improvement in working conditions.
The amount of detail contained in a management system will vary according to the size, complexity and resources of the Supplier. It is the responsibility of the Supplier to determine the level of detail and the content of the management system appropriate to its own business and the risks it faces by analysing past and present social and labour aspects, and associated needs for improvements.
The objectives of the SLMS Reference tool are to:
Suppliers have management systems in relation to many aspects of their business. This Reference tool relates to those systems that support social and labour policies. Section 5 specifically covers these aspects by providing for 16 key topics detailed Reference requirement on: Policy elements, Relevant Procedures, Monitoring and KPIs. The requirements revolve around:
and cover fundamental issues and standards as detailed by the GSCP Reference Code, namely: