Having a policy that governs corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) is a self-regulated obligation; however, it is an important piece of an overall risk management program. A company not only needs to ensure a safe work environment for on-site employees, but should also be responsible for the manufacturing environment of their imports. Corruption, scandals or environmental incidents can very quickly ruin a brand reputation that has taken years to build. It can also draw additional scrutiny from government, regulators and the media.


The main objective behind social and environmental policies is to develop awareness within the global supply chain about what is beneficial to both the society and the environment. Companies that have implemented a social and environmental policy understand what a large task it can be. Soliciting suppliers for information and then maintaining that data can be a time consuming and daunting undertaking.


However, using the right technology, companies can easily manage and track all social and environmental responsibility guidelines. The right technology provides a way to easily create supplier assessments, maintain supplier information, and monitor suppliers for adherence to company processes.


Integration Point Supply Chain Compliance is a reliable and efficient web-based solution that assists with gathering and maintaining supplier information for SER tracking as well as other supply chain compliance initiatives.

Does your company have a social and environmental
responsibility (SER) policy?

The main objective of a policy governing social and environmental responsibility is not to create more tasks for the importer, but to develop awareness within the global supply chain about what is beneficial to both society and the environment. When addressing social and environmental responsibilities, there are some key questions that importers should ask themselves and their suppliers:

  • What happens to scrap left over from the manufacturing process?
  • Are the by-products from the manufacturing process harmful to the environment?
  • Are child labor laws being enforced regarding who is manufacturing the products or harvesting the raw materials?

Integration Point Supply Chain Compliance is a reliable and efficient web-based tool that assists with gathering and maintaining supplier information for SER tracking as well as other supply chain compliance initiatives.


Utilizing Integration Point Supply Chain Compliance, importers can easily create web-based assessments, track supplier answers, and send automatic alerts when a supplier falls below accepted SER policy requirements.


Integration Point Supply Chain Compliance ensures that organizational policies on Social & Environmental Responsibilities are being met and also automates the filing process for similar corporate responsibility initiatives such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Using the Supply Chain Compliance web-based portal, companies can view completed certificates for CPISA compliance, create audit trails, retain supplier data for easy retrieval, and submit required documentation directly to the associated authorities.



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