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Accredited vs. Unaccredited: What is the Difference?

12/13/2018
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For many organizations, accreditation is a significant difference maker in the ATIC industry. Learn about the difference an accredited certificate makes as Guillaume Gignac discusses the relevance of accreditation in this week's episode of Assurance in Action. Links to the discussed pages: intertek.com/auditing/accreditation-for-management-systems-certification iioc.org

Duration:00:07:24

Social & Labor Convergence Project Overview (Live from ESF New York)

11/30/2018
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This week's episode of Assurance in Action was recorded at Ethical Sourcing Forum in New York City. Speakers Laura Rainier and Susanne Gebauer discuss their organization, the Social and Labor Convergence Project. During this presentation, Laura and Susanne discuss the drivers and mission of the SLCP and how the organization benefits the industry.

Duration:00:24:06

Good Manufacturing Practices for Maintenance in the Food Industry

11/15/2018
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Patricia Atherton, Lead Auditor for Intertek's Business Assurance group, is our guest in this week's episode. Patricia discusses her experience in the food industry and the Good Manufacturing Practices that must be followed in the ever-changing, ever-high risk industry of food manufacturing. Register for the FSSC 22000 Webinar at this link: https://bit.ly/2Td4Bji

Duration:00:19:34

Supplier Verification Program Spotlight: WRAP (Live at Ethical Sourcing Forum, Bentonville, AR)

10/30/2018
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This episode of Assurance in Action was recorded live at the Ethical Sourcing Forum in Bentonville, AR. Avedis Seferian speaks about his organization, the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) program. Avedis discusses the challenge of Social Compliance as it has developed over the past few decades, and how WRAP plans to move forward within the apparel and footwear industry. Register to tune in to ESF in New York on November 6 link: https://esf-nyc-nov6.eventbrite.com

Duration:00:34:32

Food Fraud and Defense

10/18/2018
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Food fraud is an issue to both consumers and food businesses globally. David Muil, Vice President of Global Business Development for Intertek's Business Assurance group, will discuss the long-standing issues of deception and how an organization can protect itself from the unethical behavior of external forces such as malicious interference in food production. Learn more about the food industry from Intertek’s experts with our Food for Thought webinar series:...

Duration:00:11:22

Assuring Security in the Supply Chain

10/4/2018
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Raquel Sese, Director of Global Technical, Quality & Compliance for Supplier Management, discusses Intertek’s Global Security Verification program and how it can alleviate the import and export. Learn how brands and manufacturers can ensure safe and timely access to high security countries, and profitable markets. Register for Ethical Sourcing Forum in New York City, November 6: Register for Ethical Sourcing Forum

Duration:00:07:29

ISO Insights: ISO 37001

9/20/2018
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Learn more about ISO 37001 with Intertek's webinar Register Now In this episode David Muil gives a brief but detailed introduction to the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Standard. David discusses how the ISO 37001 standard approaches the issue of bribery, and also how an organization can take the steps to mitigate bribery risk.

Duration:00:09:21

Supplier Verification Program Spotlight: amfori (Live at Ethical Sourcing Forum, Bentonville, AR)

9/6/2018
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Listen to Kelli Hoggle from amfori discuss the benefits and details of BSCI, BEPI, and Advocacy and how they are shaping the world of social compliance and sustainability in trade. Learn more about amfori, live from Ethical Sourcing Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Duration:00:28:37

ISO Insights: ISO/IEC 27001 & Cyber Security

8/21/2018
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Charles Clark discusses the importance of an Information Security Management System and how ISO/IEC 27001 can help keep an organization's vital information secure. Learn more about how a management system can help your organization mitigate cyber risk and offer your customers and stakeholders assurance in Information Security.

Duration:00:35:40

Creating Business Improvements through Gender Equality Certification

8/9/2018
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This episode of Assurance in Action, Seth Martin-Wick is joined by Alice Armand, Intertek's Program Manager of EDGE Certification Activities to discuss the business advantage of a Gender Balanced workplace. EDGE is the only global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. The EDGE assessment methodology was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation and launched at the World Economic Forum in 2011. EDGE has been designed to help companies not only create...

Duration:00:14:32

ISO Insights: ISO 45001 Migration

7/25/2018
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In this episode OHSMS Expert Jeffrey Eves discusses the recently published ISO 45001 standard and migration from OHSAS 18001:2007

Duration:00:35:48

Supplier Verification Program Spotlight: Sedex Global (Live at Ethical Sourcing Forum, Bentonville, AR)

7/9/2018
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Rachael Barrie of Sedex Global discusses Social Compliance, Ethical Sourcing, and SMETA in this episode of Assurance in Action.

Duration:00:33:55

Modern Slavery - Emerging Social Compliance Issues

6/28/2018
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Emerging Social Compliance Issues with Jenna Pires, Senior Manager for Products & Services at Intertek Supplier Management. During this week’s episode of Assurance in Action, Seth Martin-Wick chats with Jenna Pires about social compliance concerns from a brand, retailer, supplier, and manufacturer perspective. Jenna is responsible for the strategic innovation of new products & services for Intertek Supplier Management and is currently managing the development of Intertek’s base auditing and...

Duration:00:16:19

Why Accreditation Matters

6/14/2018
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Join Seth Martin-Wick as he discusses the importance of accreditation with Marcus Long, President of the Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC). This week celebrates the World Accreditation Day where organisations around the world join to discuss how accreditation makes the world a safer place. Learn more at http://www.iioc.org/

Duration:00:25:30

Modern Slavery Today

5/31/2018
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This week Assurance In Action is discussing the issue of Modern Slavery with Robin Bishop, Head of Business Development and Marketing at Impactt Limited. Seth Martin-Wick and Robin discuss the roles businesses and consumers play in preventing Modern Slavery in today’s business practices and the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility efforts globally. This episode is sponsored by the Ethical Sourcing Forum taking place in Bentonville, AR on June 21. Intertek welcomes experts from...

Duration:00:29:24

Assuring Environmental Sustainability

5/16/2018
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Assuring Environmental Sustainability with Jia Liu, Global Environmental Program Senior Manager, Business Assurance Jia answers questions about sustainability goals, environmental best practices and how businesses can maximize on their sustainability efforts.

Duration:00:14:40