How do you ensure that your company and supply chain is socially compliant? Child labor, forced labor and unfair disciplinary practices are all serious issues we face in everyday society. Understanding the importance and due diligence when it comes to social compliance can support individuals and organizations enhance professionalism, consistency, and credibility.
Join Anouschka Jansen, QIMA’s Director of Sustainability Solutions as she speaks with Rona Starr, President & CEO of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA). Rona joined the APSCA in August 2016 as an Executive Director and became the President & CEO in January 2018 when APSCA incorporated in Washington, DC. She has extensive knowledge of social compliance from her 21 years at McDonalds prior to joining APSCA.
In this webinar, Rona will share her knowledge and shed insight on how the social compliance role will continue to grow and evolve.
Rona Starr joined the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) in August 2016 as Executive Director, becoming the President & CEO when APSCA incorporated in Washington DC, January 2018. She oversees the organization’s development and the advancement of APSCA’s mission to enhance the professionalism and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits. APSCA has over 50 Member Firms and 4100 Member Auditors located in 96 countries.
Prior to joining APSCA, Rona worked for McDonald’s for 21 years in a variety of roles. She was part of the roll out of McDonald’s social compliance program within Asia in 2002; and became the global lead in 2009. In 2010, she gathered the audit firms used by McDonald’s to form an advisory board to focus on improvement within the industry. From there, numerous projects were undertaken, which included the implementation of a train the trainer program for auditors where she travelled the world to ensure calibration and continuous improvement among the service providers – which included many of the now APSCA member firms.
Rona is an accomplished and globally networked business leader with the capacity to influence at all levels of an organization. A specialist in transformational environments, she has defined expertise in risk management across emerging markets, combining a track record of success in supply chain management, administration, international business coordination and workplace compliance.
Starr has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.
Anouschka Jansen is the Director Sustainability Solutions at QIMA, a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, that partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure, manage and optimize their global supply network. In this role she supports the company in delivering sustainability solutions for QIMA’s clients and their supply chains.
Anouschka brings 20+ years of experience in supply chain sustainability, with a particular focus on the textile industry. Prior to joining QIMA, Anouschka worked at amfori, a business-driven membership organization. At amfori she worked with her team in delivering innovation through new sustainability products, tools and services to the organisation and its member companies, including the amfori BEPI initiative and topics such as access to remedy, impact assessment, responsible purchasing practices and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Before amfori, Anouschka was a global Sustainability Manager at Levi Strauss & Co., dealing with social and environmental sustainability.