Agriculture Labor and Community Practices Assessments: (Global)

Research, stakeholder engagement, and field assessments for corn, dairy, beef, fish, produce, sugar, and other agriculture products in the U.S., Canada, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Gabon, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, etc.

Cotton Supply Chain Audits: (Pakistan, Malaysia, India)

Conduct ESG and traceability of the cotton supply chain down from manufacturers to yarn spinners, mills and farms to scheme standards.

Raw Material Traceability: (Eastern Europe, USA, China)

Supply chain mapping and chain of custody verification in raw material supply chains, including down and feather, angora, minerals, agriculture.

    Responsible Minerals Assurance Program (RMAP) Assessments: (Global)
    ARCHE approved Responsible Minerals Initiative’s RMAP (RBA RMI) auditors conduct traceability of secondary, non-secondary and recycled materials back to mine source.
    London Metals Exchange (LME) Responsible Sourcing Alignment Assessments
    ARCHE approved LME alignment assessors conduct LME alignment assessments against OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (“OECD Guidance”).
    The CopperMark Assessments
    ARCHE approved CopperMark auditors conducts comprehensive social, environmental, governance (ESG) and traceability assurance of copper supply chain.

Disabled Worker Assessments: (USA)

Development of disabled worker assessment protocol, aligned to US legal standards, related to employer obligations and reasonable accommodation.

Forensic Social Auditor Training: (USA)

In-depth two-day auditor training on forensic audit techniques, focused on triangulation of findings, soft issue assessment and building trust for effective worker interviews.

Human Rights Impact Assessment: (Indonesia)

Product-specific impact assessment in Indonesia focused on impacts to rights-holders including workers and communities where operations take place.

Child Labor Surveys: (Myanmar)

Child labor survey project at 200 sites in 5 Myanmar cities, including child and employer interviews, population estimates, civil society interviews.

Migrant Labor Fair Recruitment Assessments: (Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain)

Assessments focused on hiring processes, labor recruitment chains, sending and receiving country labor agencies in Mid-East, SE Asia and North America.

Migrant Worker Forced Labor Assessments: (Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Germany)

Assessment focused on ILO 11 Indicators of Forced Labor of manufacturer facilities with migrant workers.

Soft Issue Investigations: (North America, Europe, Asia)

Special-focused investigations of freedom of association and whistleblower claims on discrimination, harassment and abuse in Canada, US, Germany, UK, Sweden, and China.

Un-authorized Subcontracting Remediations: (Cambodia, Bangladesh, China)

Investigations of capability and production capacity related to unauthorized subcontracting in Southeast Asia.

Land Rights Assessments: (Asia, South America)

In-depth field assessments of land rights issues related to facility buildings, agricultural land and other real estate holdings, in context of community rights and social and environmental impacts in Asia and Latin America.

Non-Traditional Supply Chain Assessments: (Latin America)

Village cooperatives, artisans and homeworker supply chain assessments in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Wind Farms and Solar Farms Assessments: (Global)

Focused assessment on posted workers and migrant workers employed in wind farms and solar farms. Mapping of undisclosed subcontractors and freelancers involved in the supply chain.

Seafarers Assessments: (Global)

Focused assessments based on ILO Maritime Convention and IPIECA addressing employment terms with local agencies, compensation, working hours, rotation system and benefits.

Human Rights Country Studies: (Asia, Latin America)

In-depth commodity focused studies on key risk areas for human rights by country. This includes research, stakeholder interviews, and on-site assessments.

3RD Party CSR Auditor Training: (London, LA, Sydney, Shenzhen)

Supported brands training their 5 monitoring firms by facilitating discussion, leading workshops and giving presentations on how to interview migrant workers, how to have effective opening and closing meetings, how to find double books, how to review management systems in a CSR audit, etc.

Grant Fellowship Program Design (USA)

For a prominent US clothing brand, we developed and implemented a grant fellowship program aiming to reduce the use of plastics in fashion, with a focus on social and environmental impacts. Out of 50+ strong applicants, 5 were awarded a place based on their strengths in innovation, community impact, and fellowship.

Program Development

Develop and/or re-development all areas of responsible sourcing programs through stakeholder benchmarking, internal and external interviews, re-tooling, and roadmap/playbook for deployment.