Raising awareness of the benefits of certification and assurance services


Supply Chains Solutions

Supply Chains Solutions

IIOC members provide a range of services which deliver value to supply chains. The confidence these certification and assurance services give helps manage costs, reduce barriers and drive efficiencies into all areas of supply chains.

BSI’s World Accreditation Day video examines the evolution of supply chains and how trust and confidence can be delivered by conformity assessment and accreditation.

Bureau Vertias’ white paper on how certification can help to transition to a circular economy business model, in which supply chain management plays a central role. Bureau Veritas have also published a brochure on how certification can help to drive sustainability in automotive supply chains. Information on Bureau Veritas’ services relating to supplier audits can be seen here, as well as information on social compliance audits.

DNV’s Viewpoint report: Is your supply chain fit for the future? reports on a survey conducted amongst 1400 industry professionals on how companies are approaching supply chain sustainability and how mature they are in their approach today, compared to our 2014 survey on the same topic.

MyStory – A blockchain powered digital assurance solution explores how companies can tell a product’s story from A to Z using blockchain, verified by DNV. This blockchain solution is explained in DNV’s  conceptual video and consumer application demonstration.

DNV’s infographic on social compliance services and why companies should work with us might be  particularly engaging to share within Sustainable sourcing services.

DNV and Deloitte have interviewed key stakeholders along the value chain to highlight operational challenges in global aquaculture and fisheries and to explore how technology, in particular blockchain, may offer new ways to generate new value creation and turn the industry toward more sustainable supply chain management. The results are published in the report: Increasing transparency and efficiency in global seafood supply chains.

Intertek showcase the various certification schemes they provide which are key to supply chains, whether schemes applicable to all industry, or industry-specific schemes:

Lloyd’s Register examine managing social accountability risks responsibly, with LR’s sustainability technical manager Ged Farmer discussing how businesses can ensure responsible sourcing in their supply chains.

SGS’ infographic highlights many of the certification schemes which deliver supply chain solutions

SGS’ World Accreditation Day 2019 webpage highlights: SGS Supply Chain Services; the challenges of today’s supply chains; the role of accreditation in adding value to supply chains; and how SGS can add value to your supply chain

The 2019 SGS World Accreditation Day Press release highlights the role of accreditation in today’s supply chains.

TÜV SÜD show their range of auditing services, which can be used for supply chain management.

Examples of supply chain solutions include the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain of custody certification schemes .