Following are the guidelines applicable to all on-site audit operations:
Preparation: knowledge of the audited plant
Skilled auditors: the audits are conducted by international audit companies, specialized in social and environmental issues in the plant country
Confidentiality: non-Disclosure Agreements are signed with suppliers in order to restrict audit results to JAC members only
Methodology: check list defined by the JAC members based on the SA 8000 and ISO 14001 standards, and on-site audit with interviews
Report: describing the audit findings based on objective evidence
Cooperation with the suppliers: based on the reciprocal awareness of the CSR risk management as key factor for a responsible and sustainable development
Collaboration and development together with the suppliers based on the audit results: JAC and the supplier in close collaboration, establish together the necessary corrective action plans to resolve the selected gaps between the current and desired expectations. JAC accompanies the suppliers in this process up to the full resolution of the identified non conformity.