Compliance Verification Audit

A compliance verification audit was carried out at Project, in view of the impending All records, documents, ledgers, registers were scrutinized apart from the floor visit and assessment of Worker’s knowledge in different matters of compliance. Unfortunately the evaluation result depicts a dismal picture of the whole factory. You are aware of the fact that Knit is in ‘Orange’ status of And this result was due to the fact that one odd document was discovered during the last audit, by the auditors while moving round the floor. After this incident many letters, instructions, conferences were held to caution all concerned especially the management to be extra careful and keep everything in order. Wal-Mart will enter any day for audit in  and everything is supposed to be in perfect order now. But own audit shows the following anomalies:

  • Some worker still not paid the salary of last month.
  • Unpaid workers letter not yet issued for the month of February 2009.
  • Lefty workers entitled to and unpaid with Earn Leave not issued with letters for the year 2008.
  • Lefty workers who did not receive Eid Bonus not issued with letters.
  • Pay Slip missing signature of workers.
  • Excessive and Night work sheet found hidden in Security Room’s drawer.
  • Excessive Work Hour (Over Time ) sheet found in HRM Section.
  • Tiffin Allowance Sheet found.
  • Friday work document found.

The other observations which were also observed are already handed over to you after the audit. This kind of a deplorable condition is not acceptable and you are being instructed to take whole hearted effort to improve upon the situation. The violations shown must be corrected immediately and the factory must be made ready in all aspects for the forthcoming audit.

In the event any sewing operations will be performed at a proposed manufacturing location outside the country or jurisdiction that is intended to be the country of origin of the goods in question (for example, subassemblies performed in one jurisdiction on goods that are to be the origin of another jurisdiction), such sewing operations will not confer origin under the origin rules.

To evaluate the country of origin compliance of our vendors/factories, our evaluator will randomly check the following documents or records (where applicable) of vendors/factories previous or current shipments.  These documents and records include, but are not limited to:

Raw materials records, including purchase orders, invoices, inventory records and payment records;

Production records for each manufacturing location, including specification sheets, costing reports, cutting, sewing and knitting tickets and records, records detailing daily work performed by each worker and by work order/lot number and daily production book;

Employee records for each manufacturing location, including records verifying the employees’ ages, employment contracts, reports detailing how wages are calculated for each worker (piece-rate and/or day wages), payroll and payment records and time cards;

Transport records, including delivery receipts, packing lists, bills of lading and customs clearance records covering movement of raw materials, garment parts and finished Goods to and from each manufacturing location;

Government forms and registrations, including approved factory license and registration, import and export licenses, notifications and manifests, outward processing applications and registrations and applications in respect of and for Certificates of Origin;

Machinery and general records, including utility bills and machinery purchase and maintenance records; and

Any additional documents including production summaries, declarations, letter of credit, certifications or undertakings that Buyer and our customers may request.