INFACT Global Partners Launches New Managed CSR Service for Small and Medium Size Companies Sourcing from China

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INFACT Global Partners Launches New Managed CSR Service for Small and Medium Size Companies Sourcing from China

New CSR Service from INFACT Global Partners
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Summary

INFACT Global Partners new MANAGED CSR SUPPORT service allows small to medium companies to have a local resource able to work with factories to enhance their compliance levels, perform management systems evaluations, and follow up on corrective action plans at a fraction of the cost of sending staff from the US/Europe and considerably less than hiring/opening their own office with staff.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 12:15pm

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 12, 2010 – As US and European brands and retailers strengthen their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in China, their small and medium size enterprise (“SME’s”) supply chain partners are realizing that they are understaffed and ill prepared to manage the CSR issues commonly found among factories in China.  SME’s often do not have local staff in China with experience working with factories to proactively drive CSR improvement and meet the expectations of their brand and retail customers.  Further, opening offices and hiring experienced CSR staff in China can be expensive and difficult to manage. 

To address this problem, INFACT Global Partners has developed a new service, the Managed CSR Support Program.  This new service provides SMEs with local, dedicated staff embedded into the INFACT factory improvement teams in their Shanghai and/or Guangzhou offices.  The dedicated staff (or team) work between 50% and 100% of the time on behalf of each client.  

As a general rule, MANAGED CSR SUPPORT staff  perform the following functions on behalf of their clients: 

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    Supplier on-boarding

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    Reviewing audit reports and corrective action plans;

  •  Meeting with factory owners and management to develop more detailed / effective improvement plans;

  •  Performing management systems evaluations of a factory to assess their capacity to comply with a customer’s requirements;

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    Assisting factories with the development of new policies or procedures to help address key requirements / issues;

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    Conducting trainings on key requirements / issues;

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    Assisting with the communication to customers on a factory’s performance or efforts to improve;

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    Coordinating with internal QA/QC team members to make sure all observations are channeled to the appropriate team members;

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    Providing technical assistance or advice on China law, customer standards or other requirements.

The co-location with the INFACT team allows for designated back-up, gives your dedicted staff easy access to subject matter experts and provides an environment for continuous learning.  For those currently with staff in China, this program can provide considerable savings.  For those without a local presence, the additional spend would be significantly less than establishing an office…and the return on investment is much easier to justify.  

For more information about this new service, you can download a service description.

Please contact Mark Jones at mjones@infactory-solutions.com with questions or visit the INFACT web-site at www.infactory-solutions.com.

About INFACT Global Partners

INFACT Global Partners is a China-based corporate social responsibility and manufacturing solutions consultancy.  Working directly with factories in China, INFACT helps advance corporate social programs through the development of pragmatic operational and productivity solutions.  Collaborating with retailer, brands and organizations, INFACT helps implement cost effective strategies to increase CSR performance.  

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Contact

Mark Jones
+1-9738855191
INFACT Global Partners
www.infactory-solutions.com
http://www.linkedin.com/companies/infact-global-partners?goback=.cps_1263311141941_1
Keywords: CSR | China social compliance | Sustainability | Transparency | capacity building | continuous improvement | factory audit | factory improvement

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