In this webinar panelists from QIMA, Aldo, Twinings and BAT discuss how companies and suppliers can improve auditing practices. They assess how to leverage AI and data analytics to uncover potential human rights violations and debate the extent to which audits can assist and/or complement these processes.
Terri Olano, Senior Business Development Manager, QIMA
Vera Galarza, Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance, Aldo
Gabriella Wass, Social Impact Manager – Human Rights Specialist, Twinings
Verity Lawson, Senior International Sustainability Manager, British American Tobacco
Introduced and hosted by Ian Welsh, Innovation Forum
Introduced to factory audits in 1996, Terri fell in love with the idea of reviewing the complexities of the manufacturing processes while also verifying the safety, quality and capabilities of the factory. This led to additional training and expansion of her internal audit scope to include social accountability and responsible sourcing and C-TPAT audits. The audits have varied across different industries including softlines, hardlines, food facilities, filling locations, paper facilities and more. Terri estimates to have completed around 2500 audits over a 20-year period and continues to perform audits as needed.