Refer to customs trade partnership against terrorism, which is a voluntary government-business initiative that builds cooperative relationships that improve and strengthen overall global supply chain and U.S. border security.
C-TPAT provides cargo safety via close cooperation with international supply chain player such as manufacturers, retailers, imports, and carrier. Peerless provides solutions to you. This is a voluntary vendor based verification program seeking to ensure and check the on-site security practices of manufacturers exporting to the United States.
Code of Conduct Service is performed based on the Social Accountability Standards or Code of Practices as per client requirements.
The aim of Social Accountability -code of conduct, human rights, ethical requirements, audit and monitoring is to ensure that the business partners or the supply chain abide with the brand or the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility and the code of practices. To validate transparency, consistency and integrity, most companies use a 3rd party like URS - AGC to conduct the social accountability compliance audits.
Peerless USA, evaluates compliances with a variety of social compliance standards including various buyers corporate codes of conduct and a range of industry standards developed by organizations.
Main elements that are verified in a typical code of conduct audits are:
Peerless compliance Team performs factory quality auditsin which theQMS of a factory is assessed (by physical verification and document review) for the entire supply chain. These audits also cover the basic facilities (H&S), Admin, Minimum Wages, Time Recording and Environmental Controls etc.
The audit is an examination of the premises and relevant documents to ascertain how the premises are being managed regarding fire safety. The inspector may also wish to talk to members of staff to confirm their level of fire safety awareness.
The emphasis is on the responsible person demonstrating they have met the duties required by the fire safety order. For this reason we may ask to see the following documents as evidence.
Evidence that the following have been tested by a competent person:
- Fire detection and warning system;
- Emergency lighting;
- Sprinkler System;
- Ventilation System;
- Firefighting equipment;
- Electrical wiring in the building;
- Portable appliance testing.
Electric safety Inspection (ESI) is a systematic approach to evaluate potential tool for indentifying and to recommend suggestions for improvement. ESI is an important tool for identifying deterioration of standard, areas of risks or vulnerability, electric hazards and potential accidents in plants for determining necessary action to minimize hazards and for ensuring that the whole safety effort is effective& meaningful.
The plant visit is the most important part of the ESI program. This involves visiting the plant to identify electrical hazards as per the scope of the audit. In electrical safety audits, the incoming electrical supply receiving section (outdoor substation and main transformer) is inspected first. Then the main sub-station housing the PCCs or MCCs and the cable gallery (if present) is inspected. Next are the electrical equipment's installed in various process sections, the cabling and the distribution transformers located in the plant are visited. The aspects such as earthing, lightning protection, maintenance condition, loose cabling, temporary wiring, electrical fire hazards, shock potential, etc. are critically looked-into.
Generally discussion is carried out with the plant officials during the tour. Clarifications help to ascertain facts and to understand the system in a better manner. The on-site interactions will help to clear many doubts and to suggest many practical solutions.