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Supplier Improvement Checks

Beyond audits, towards compliance


In today’s fast-paced business landscape, fostering strong business partnerships is not just advantageous – but critical for success. However, as regulatory and consumer demands shift, companies must go beyond mere transactions and prioritise ethical conduct.

Making efforts to check the sustainability practices of business partners is not only an obligation but also a strategic imperative. By examining and vetting their suppliers, companies can proactively identify potential risks linked to their business activities.


About SIC

‘Supplier Improvement Checks (SIC)’ goes beyond a simple social audit to support companies in the journey of continuous improvement.

SIC offers a robust solution to assess and improve your supplier network, providing the tools to increase compliance with international standards and mitigate risks associated with unethical practices.



based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Enhance Compliance

through process checks in line with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law



Supplier Improvement Checks help to:


➔ Foster sustainable supply chains

Communicate and encourage social and environmental standards for business partners through actionable recommendations


Safeguard brand reputation

Identify and help mitigate potential risks linked to your business activities


Strengthen business partnerships

Go beyond monitoring to support your business partner’s continuous improvement journey

Embrace proactive monitoring, strengthen your partnerships, and embark on a journey of continuous improvement towards sustainable and ethical supply chains!

We conduct SIC ‘self-checks’ for companies in India looking to fulfill requests and requirements from existing business partners while positioning themselves as an attractive player in the global market. Our tailored improvement plans and actionable recommendations empower you to enhance transparency, sustainability, and credibility in your operations.

Get in touch with us to learn more.


Future-Proof Your Business: Mastering Supply Chain Due Diligence
In an increasingly interconnected world, the global supply chain has transformed into a complex web, intertwining economies and businesses across continents. While this interconnectivity has fueled growth and innovation, it has also brought to the forefront critical issues related to human rights and environmental protection. The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz – LkSG) and the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) reflect a significant shift towards more responsible business practices, highlighting the need for effective due diligence process in supply chains.
How To Handle Suppliers Feeling Intimidated by Your New Human Rights and Environmental Approach
Ever faced tensions while implementing a robust human rights and environmental approach with your suppliers? Factors such as cultural differences may spark conflicts. What can be done to defuse these tensions and foster productive relationships with suppliers?
Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches for Overcoming Cultural Differences
In our connected world, we source supplies globally in many countries. We face different values in different cultures. How does this affect communication with business partners, and how does it affect how “our” approach to strengthening human rights and protecting the environment is perceived?

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