Making sure your company's Code of Conduct Policy is applied in China is not something to be taken for granted. Scandic Sourcing provides a Code of Conduct audit service, with the purpose of inspecting and developing your local supplier's conformance to your Code of Conduct values.

Our experienced team will visit your supplier and audit them according to our award winning Code of Conduct program, which takes into account a wide range of issues. Are you sure your suppliers follow acceptable labour, safety and environmental regulations and standards? Are the workers at your Chinese supplier's plant covered by labor contracts? Are they at least 18 years old or above? Do they have an updated HR manual? Does the salaries meet minimum wage? Let Scandic Sourcing find out – and suggest improvements for your Chinese supplier. We have a deep experience in applying International Code of Conduct standards in China and have developed a suitable approach based on encouragement, information and gradual improvements.


Each individual audit will take into consideration a range of aspects, (the content of which is developed together with your company in the Program Development phase). Each issue is graded on a five-point scale , measured and visualized. Above an example of an audit for a machining company.

Code of Conduct Program Contents 

Scandic Sourcing’s Code of Conduct program is divided into three parts. Depending on the scope of your operations, Scandic Sourcing has solutions tailored for multiple inspections and supplier development over time.


Program Development

Scandic Sourcing will engage your organisations stakeholders and together develop and customize a Code of Conduct-program that reflects your internal values, where tangible and realistic goals will be set for your China operations and the scope of the Code of Conduct-program as applied to China. The program will be design so that key areas are prioritized so and audit can be done in half a day to keep the program cost efficient.

Program Management

Scandic Sourcing will provide periodic reports over a specificed time-frame about the state of your suppliers and the Code Of Conduct work. The service includes maintaining collected data, planning and preparing audits, making annual or quarterly reports, and access to our online database with real-time data about your supplier pool. 

Code of Conduct Audit 

Scandic Sourcing’s engineers and specialists will visit your supplier’s plants and conduct field audits. After the audit the team reviews and discuss each valuation point in the report preparation to ensure fairness and consistency. codeofconductinchina

An example of a gradual Code Of Conduct-program implemented over a three year period. The test scores translates into the colors red (need urgent actions), yellow (need improvements), green (acceptable).

img 1598Impact

Scandic Sourcing received the 2012 Swedish Chamber of commerce Innovation price for its Supplier Code of conduct program. The award was presented by Swedish Minister of Trade Dr. Eva Björling at a Cermony at Qinghua University in connection with a state visit. 


Case Study: Delaval

DeLaval is a major supplier to the Dairy Industry with manufacturing operations in the USA, Europe and Asia. Scandic Sourcing performed Code Of Conduct audits for 50 suppliers to Delaval over a five year audit, and brought a majority of them up to the green classification standard set by Delaval and Scandic Sourcing. The Code of Conduct Audit had many benefits for the overall reliability of Delaval's supplier base in China. Delaval Case Study.