Press Release - Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) - December 6, 2018 3:00PM EST

APSCA Annual General Meeting 2018

APSCA Annual General Meeting 2018

APSCA Signs Off on a Successful Year

APSCA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Hong Kong on Dec. 4, with over 140 in attendance. The event reflected on achievements across the 3 pillars of Validation, Governance and Processes and Systems.

The substantial increase in auditor enrollments during the year has further reinforced APSCA’s position as the independent social auditing industry association. Now exceeding 3150, APSCA’s Member Auditor base embodies a geographically and ethnically diverse population. This supports the global nature of the mission of enhancing the professionalism and credibility of social compliance auditors. APSCA President & CEO, Rona Starr commenting “Our membership represents 93 different countries and in excess of 45 different languages. This greatly enhances auditor accessibility and increases opportunities to have a measurable impact on workplace conditions.”

Most recently, APSCA released the first of 3 parts of the Certified Social Compliance Auditor (CSCA) examination following an extensive period of development and optimization. Within a rapidly evolving industry, this is a significant leap toward establishing a competency-based certification unique to social compliance auditing. APSCA membership is becoming a key driver in auditor selection among the users of independent social compliance audits. APSCA continues to deliver on a clear and exciting vision of its members being the trusted professionals in social compliance auditing.

Addressing the formal resolutions of the AGM, APSCA welcomed the following new Board Members:

Executive Board

Our membership represents 93 different countries and in excess of 45 different languages. This greatly enhances auditor accessibility and increases opportunities to have a measurable impact on workplace conditions. Rona Starr, President \ CEO

·        Greg Gardner (Arche Advisors, Inc.)

·        Richard Ingrao (Accordia Global Compliance Group, Inc.)

·        Darrell Doren (ELEVATE) (replacing Kevin Franklin)

·        Effie Marinos (SGS) (replacing Pierre-Yves Dupont)

·        Jan Saumweber (Walmart, Stakeholder Board representative)

Special thanks were extended to Pierre-Yves Dupont, Kevin Franklin, Antonio Astone, and Wesley Wilson, for their great contributions to the development and growth of the Association.

Looking forward, APSCA outlined a strategic plan for the coming year focused on “building credibility, promoting trust” for the mutual benefit of auditors, audit firms, users of social audits and workers worldwide. This commitment is expected to gain positive momentum in 2019.

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