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WCA Audit

What Is WCA?
Workplace Condition Assessment

WCA stands for Workplace Condition Assessment, It is also social system certification program to improve the workplace condition. The customers who accept WCA program they also set some certain score of audit which reflects in audit report. It is becoming widely accepted standard by international customers and retail stores. WCA is also comprised on compensation, health & safety, forced labour etc. Many American and UK based customers are demanding this certification from their suppliers. Effective measures for supplier’s workplace condition evaluation being demanded by the brands and international buyers, they demand more effective way of evaluations. Proactive ways are being discovered by the factories to benchmark themselves and track progress against competitors and national standards. Significant shift has been observed towards greater transparency and the implementation tool for assessing continuous improvement.

By implementing WCA standard organization can improve its overall workplace conditions to assure the confidence & satisfaction of their customers and other stakeholders. Factory can get the certificate after successful certification audit but it is the score based certification and certificate is issued if any factory meet the minimum score in audit which is required to get the certificate issued as well as customers has also set the acceptable score against the audit.

WCA is the voluntary certification program and is suitable for any organization i.e. large, medium and small considering improvement in its ethical practices and sustainability to meet the expectations of all stakeholders. WCA audit is performed against the requirements of WCA standard which assures safe, legal, ethical & secure manufacturing process.

If any supplier organization is certified on WCA, that certificate and audit report can be shared with multiple customers rather than having different audit conducted for each customer if the customer accept the overall percentage of audit result as WCA audit report reflect the percentage against each improvement area that make overall percentage. WCA certification is the pre-request to start business relationship with customers and retail stores. Mostly International customers waive their own social audit of factory on behalf of WCA certificate

Benefits of WCA Certification

WCA Standard focuses on Labor Rights are as Follow

• Labor (Child/Forced Labor, Discrimination, Discipline, Harassment/Abuse, Freedom of Association, Labor Contracts)

• Wages and Hours (Wages and Benefits; Working Hours)

• Health and Safety (General Work Facility, Emergency Preparedness, Occupational Injury, Machine Safety, Safety Hazards, Chemical and Hazardous Material, Dormitory and Canteen)

• Management Systems (Documentation and Records, Worker Feedback and Participation, Audits and Corrective Action Process)

• Environment (Legal Compliance, Environmental Management Systems, Waste and Air Emissions)

By implementing this standards organization can improve its overall social compliance performance to assure the confidence & satisfaction as well as meet the expectation of its customers

WCA Audit Process

After finalization of agreement with client, Quality Systems’ experts visit to client’s premises and conduct the complete gap analysis of existing system against the WCA code of conduct and discuss the gap report to the management, Identified gaps could be in documents, implementation, fire safety, building & electrical safety, compensation, employee’s awareness, statutory & regulatory and local laws compliances. We commence work according to the agreed timelines as per final gap report and proceed for the audit once all the documentation, implementation, and other requirements are done. Our technical team provides complete assistance, support and cooperation throughout the process to make certification audit successful in first attempt.

WCA certificate is not awarded once-and-for-all, it must be renewed before expiration of the certificate. After applying for the audit to the certification body, they conduct the audit. After the successful conduction of audit, certification body issues the certificate with validity of 01 year. After completion of one year of audit cycle re-audit will be conducted to continue the process of certification.

Cost of WCA Certification

Charges of WCA certification can not be flat or same for every organization, please contact us in this regard.

Why Quality Systems

Quality Systems is working with the team of qualified and experienced consultants and trainers having vast industrial experience, most of our consultants are also lead auditors who are aware to the expectations of auditors from your management system during the audit. Quality systems is assisting across the world to implement and achieve the WCA outstanding score. Our consultation methodology is highly professional, time bound and effective and we always add value to the business process of the client’s organization.

Our WCA Certification complete package comprised on following segments such as training, implementation, consultation, gap analysis, documentation, internal audits, pre assessment, third party audit through recognized Certification body and post audit enhancement / maintenance services to enable your organization to get the best outcome of WCA. Our services are globally accepted, authoritative and benchmarked in the field of WCA audit.