Technical Audit and Factory Evaluation
To ensure your vendors and suppliers are able to undertake a specific order as per your requirements, we carry out technical audits at their business premise. This process establishes a manufacturer’s ability to design and produce according to your legal or normative requirements. Audits are conducted to any checklist specified. Alternatively, our experienced auditors can compile a checklist to match your requirements.
Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
C-TPAT is a voluntary US government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that improve overall international supply chain and US border security. TÜV SÜD can perform an independent assessment through a verification audit to confirm that your business complies with C-TPAT requirements for:
Business partner requirements (Security procedures)
Container security (Seals, container inspection, etc)
Physical access control
Security training and awareness
Information on TÜV SÜD Footwear Mark
The TÜV SÜD Footwear Mark scheme enables retailers and manufacturers to demonstrate their commitment to safety for humans and the environment concerning the use of hazardous chemicals. The Mark is awarded on completion of a comprehensive testing and factory inspection program that addresses CPSIA of US, EU directives and REACH as well as most substances found on the RSL (Restricted Substance List) of major retailers. Use of the TÜV SÜD Footwear Mark is supported by continual factory inspection (annual) and random tests on products and can be attached as a hangtag or stamp to the footwear product.