Reinforce Trust in your Supply Chain with Responsible Sourcing Practices

Increase visibility of your responsible sourcing commitment

Your social responsibility goes beyond your own activity and the boundaries of your facilities. Increasingly, your company is requested to demonstrate responsible supply chain practices in addition to the classic "client-supplier" relationship.

Bureau Veritas Certification helps your company to build confidence and increase visibility of your supply chain on social and environmental impact through a portfolio of dedicated services.

Ensure the reliability of your suppliers with our customized audits

 Bureau Veritas Certification offers customized supplier audits and assessment based on your own sustainability code of conduct


Our audit will give your company a "global conformity snapshot" which can be used to manage your supply chain and target certain suppliers that require certification against publicly available standards.


Close monitoring of your suppliers reduces risk and ensures the reliability of your products or services.  This translates into enhanced brand image and greater customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Prove compliance with recognized sustainable supply chain certification

  •  EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) Certification

The EICC was established in 2004 to promote a common code of conduct for the electronics and information and communications technology (ICT) industry.


The EICC code of conduct sets out the standards required to ensure that:

  • working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe
  • workers are treated with respect and dignity
  • manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible 


Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the few auditing firms selected by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). 

An EICC audit by our experts enables you to consolidate your market position and gain new clients when bidding for international contracts with leading electronic companies.

  • European Flax

To preserve and develop this sector, environnemental issue is key. Flax production in Europe guarantees a level of local farming without waste and without GMO.To improve products and meet consumers/buyers expectations in terms of fibre quality and traceability, a label has been created : European Flax®.

Each company gets a certificate with a license number. The list of certified companies is published on CELC web site:

  • PSCI (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative)

Major pharmaceutical and healthcare companies created in 2006 the PSCI  – Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative to promote responsible supply chain management and better business conditions across the industry.


PSCI audits are designed to assess a supplier’s performance against the PSCI Principles, as well as against international standards and agreements, and local regulatory requirements in the areas of Ethics, Labor, Health and Safety, Environmental Protection and Management Systems.

The supplier can share the audit documents with all current and future PSCI members.


Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the few auditing firm selected and approved by PSCI to perform these audits.

A PSCI audit allows performing an audit based on the model norm for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry

  • AIM Progress - SMETA

Major consumer goods manufacturers gathered into a global forum called AIM Progress, which seeks to promote responsible sourcing within the supply chain.


Their intent is to improve efficiency of the supplier's assessment and to reduce assessment duplication.

Suppliers are therefore encouraged to:

  • share their assessment reports directly with these companies upon request
  • upload those reports via the Supplier Ethical Date Exchange (Sedex) platform


Bureau Veritas Certification was selected to monitor these assessments, also referred to as SMETA audits, which stands for Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit.

Bureau Veritas was also selected to perform the customized Responsible Sourcing Audits of major AIM Progress members, such as Unilever (URSA – Understanding Responsible Sourcing Audit) and Coca-Cola (SGP – Supplier Guiding Principles).

  • SAI Platform - Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform 

SAI Platform is a non-profit organization aiming to facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practices to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices throughout the food value chain.

Objectives are to ensure a constant, increasing and safe supply of agricultural raw materials (e.g. cereals, sugar, fruit and vegetables, meat, milk, etc.), for these to be grown in a sustainable manner.


Members of SAI Platform are major Food manufacturers and retailers who actively share the same view on sustainable agriculture seen as "the efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species".


Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the few approved selected auditing firm by SAI Platform, to perform at global level Farm Sustainability Assessments (FSA) of farmers and groups of farmers.

  • LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance

Several robust initiatives have been taken to monitor the risk of financing conflict resulting from the purchase of minerals and metals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) in conflict-affected areas such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Among them, the LBMA has issued the LBMA Responsible Gold Programme based on anti-money laundering principles as well as the OECD Due Diligence Guide’s five step framework for risk-based due diligence.


Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the first Recommended Auditing Bodies for the LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance.

  • Responsible Jewelry Council Chain-of-Custody

The Responsible Jewelry Council, (RJC) an international, not-for-profit organization established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewelry industry, launched its Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Standard and supporting documents for the precious metals supply chain in March 2012.

Bureau Veritas Certification is an Accredited Conformity Assessment Body for the RJC.


RJC defines responsibly sourced as:

  • conflict-free as a minimum
  • responsibly produced at each step of the supply chain.  
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