A new open-source tool allows buying companies, suppliers, scheme owners and standards to compare their social and environmental compliance approach against best corporate practice and improve supply chain management.
The GSCP-ITC Quick Scan tool, launched by the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) of the Consumer Goods Forum and ITC Standards Map of the International Trade Centre (ITC), is open to GSCP members and other interested organizations, free of charge.
Buying companies can use the tool to identify standards that reflect their needs and meet their requirements. The Quick Scan allows them to compare all listed standards against industry defined best practice.
Suppliers can use the online tool to create a self-assessment and compare it against the GSCP Reference tools, allowing them to move towards internationally recognized best practice.
Companies that are already listed on Standards Map can equally compare their own code of conduct against the GSCP Reference tools; a first step to the Deep Scan — the GSCP Equivalence Process.
The user benefits from a specialized interface and functionalities, graphical representation of results and access to all 175 standards referenced in the ITC Standards Map, GSCP says. The Quick Scan covers a standard’s main characteristics, such as its requirements, scope of operations and modus operandi.