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International Compliance

INTERNATIONAL COMPLIANCE

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Having dealt with the problematic economy and the impact to business, The BES Group has developed a comprehensive menu driven plan that will ensure your company can maintain compliance within the cost containment economy that we face today.

As the development of Latin America continues there will be more opportunities for business, however the lack of understanding mandated compliance issues such as supply chain security, employee welfare and environmental impact will be challenging.

BES experience in Asia has afforded us with the opportunity to establish successful programs dealing with corporate responsibility in the areas of sourcing to include manufacturing, distribution and 3rd party affiliations.

BES core areas of Auditing, Social Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs have a unique approach to ensure U.S. businesses and their foreign partners maintain the highest level of compliance to ensure a strong, safe and secure supply chain.

SOCIAL COMPLIANCE

BES has the ability to support and engage international business with a systematic approach targeting the supply chain to deploy labor standards based on the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on Rights of the Child, and local legal requirements.

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With the trend to compete on a global basis to include areas such as China and India it is imperative that businesses protect not only the human rights of individuals, but also the integrity and moral standards as a good corporate citizen.

We understand the importance of responsible sourcing in today’s market and the need for social compliance. Recognizing the need for a complete process we have developed the following list of services that will enhance your day to day business requirements:

  • Policy and Procedure development
  • Risk analysis
  • Training
  • Auditing
  • Corrective action follow up
  • Supplier handbooks
  • Code of Conduct development

AUDITING

BES members have long been regarded as the ones to emulate for our highly qualified audit teams. Most importantly, we believe that the sensibility and compassion of our auditors are the backbone of our quality services. Consistency and sustainability of BES ensures our client’s success and continued growth.

Attention to social standards will increasingly be scrutinized, as the issue continues to move to the forefront in the arena of public opinion and litigation gains momentum. Unconventional audit approaches have become important in overcoming the limitations of the traditional auditing tools. Our auditors have years of experience in conducting audits considering and focusing on:

  • Independent Monitoring
  • Centralized approach
  • Working knowledge of the national and local laws
  • Knowledge of the predominant language or dialect of the local factory workforce
  • Manufacturing environment
  • Conducting confidential worker interviews

Our high quality service has been well recognized by our clients as well as our competition as we have taken our auditing program to a new level based on the following “Problem Solving Solutions”:

  • “Root Cause” analysis
  • Training
  • Business engagement
  • Program management
  • Sustainability through partnership
  • Improvement initiatives
  • Risk abatement

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (EHS)

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BES can support your industry with our team of consultants that have decades of education and professional experience, BES can provide assistance and continued support with our total solutions processes.

Our programs include customized behavior based safety training; trend analysis; and Federal and State general industry and construction compliance through internal training.

BES can provide support on a global basis:

  • Experience in foreign country regulatory processes
  • Sustainability
  • Policy Procedures
  • Job safety / hazard analysis
  • Training
  • Investigations
  • Audits