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SAI Joins the APSCA Stakeholder Board

SAI has joined the Stakeholder Board of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA).  The Stakeholder Board develops recommendations to  support APSCA's mission and objectives and provides multi-stakeholder input on technical and governance matters to support the Independent Chair, Executive Director and Executive Board. SAI and its affiliate SAAS are also participating on APSCA's expert working groups, which are reviewing and developing recommendations around audit definitions, auditor competencies and audit firm requirements. 

APSCA was founded in 2015 with the mission to enhance the professionalism and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits. Its objective is to develop a certification process to ensure auditors have consistent training, education, background checks, and demonstrated competencies which are standard requirements in comparable professional auditor associations.

The founding members of APSCA are leading social compliance firms, including Arche Advisors, Bureau Veritas, Elevate, Intertek, SGS, RINA, TUV Rheinland, TUV Sud, and UL.  APSCA is overseen and supported by IFIA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies) and is currently a committee of IFIA. Earlier this year, the organization hired its first Executive Director, Rona Starr, who previously led McDonald's global social compliance program.  

For more information about SAI's collaboration with APSCA, contact Rochelle Zaid (

October 2016