General Social Compliance Audit

Our general social audit program covered the following standards:

 Child Labor: OCTS clients will not use child labor. Production facilities that employ employees less than 16 years of age would be considered in violation of code of conduct and subject to immediate termination of contract.

Involuntary Labor: Manufacturers will not use any forced or involuntary labor, whether prison, bonded, indentured or otherwise.

Harassment: Each employee will be treated with respect and dignity and will not be subjected to violence, punishment or abuse.

Non-discrimination: Manufacturers will employ fair practices in hiring and other practices not limited to salary, benefits, advancement, termination on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, gender, political opinion, or disability.

Association: The rights to associate organize, and bargain collectively will be respected by manufacturers without penalty.

Health & Safety: Manufacturers will provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The same requirements will need to be met for employee housing.

Compensation: At minimum, manufacturers will comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations including those relating to minimum wages, overtime, maximum hours, and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits. If local laws do not provide for overtime pay, manufacturers will pay at least regular wages for overtime work. Employees will be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.

Protection of Environment: Manufacturers will comply will all applicable environmental laws and regulations including local and national codes.

OCTS goal is that all findings are the opportunity of improvement of manufacturers.

OCTS goal is that all findings are the opportunity of improvement of manufacturers.


In-depth knowledge of, experience with, and core competencies in – compliance monitoring, manufacturing issues, labor standards and local practices and customs

Years of experience developing and implementing solutions for high-profile multinational companies

Architects of comprehensive code of conduct programs for the most sophisticated organization

The knowledge and understanding of important issues of concern to stakeholders

Proven ability to deliver seamless global services – with rapid response capabilities

Proven ability to provide collaborative visits for multiple clients to share costs and remediation efforts

OCTS has developed its general social audit program based on the universal code of conducts for all