Making sure your company's Code of Conduct 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 Code of Conduct system.

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 lot of 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. 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 organisation and develop and customize a Code of Conduct-program that fits 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.


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 will visit your supplier’s plants and conduct field audits. This service can also be ordered separately, if you only have the need for a single inspection (Scandic Sourcing then employs our standard Code Of Conduct-audit program).  


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).

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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.