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OUR CERTIFICATION

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Sedex is a global membership organisation that prides itself on making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone.

SEDEX is the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 50,000 members in over 150 countries. Tens of thousands of companies use SEDEX to manage their performance around labor rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.

CI being a SEDEX affiliation enables the company to bring together many kinds of different data, standards and certifications, to make informed business decisions, and to drive continuous improvement across our value chains.

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is created and designed to reduce duplication of effort in ethical trade auditing, benefitting retailers, consumer brands, and their suppliers. It was developed in response to member demand for an ethical audit report format that could more easily be shared.

CI is a proud member of SEDEX group.

Earning an accredited SA8000 certificate is an attestation to M/S CHINAR INTERNATIONAL compliance to the SA8000® Standard for three years. An accredited SA8000 certification provides the company with ongoing and reliable assurance that an organization is upholding social performance expectations, while also continuously improving their management systems to address and prevent social and labor risks.

As a voluntary standard, it is central to SA8000 that the company takes ownership of their performance and continuously monitor and improve their own social controls. Independent oversight and regular surveillance audits by approved third-party certification bodies provide confidence that the organization is managing its operations effectively and has a low risk of non-conformities to the Standard.

Some characteristics of a SA8000-certified organization are:

  • Holistic management system to maintain compliance to the Standard
  • Worker engagement and dialogue
  • Cross-functional internal collaboration
  • Collaboration in the supply chain
  • Proves your commitment to social accountability and to treating your employees ethically and in compliance with global standards
  • Improves the management and performance of your supply chain
  • Allows you to ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of negligence, public exposure, and possible litigation
  • Supports your corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your employees, customers and stakeholders
  • Enables you to demonstrate proper social accountability when bidding for international contracts or expanding locally to accommodate new business

BSCI

The Business Social Compliance Initiative is a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI unite more than 900 companies around a development-oriented system applicable to all sectors and sourcing countries.

In 2003, BSCI was established by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in order to create consistency and harmonization for companies wanting to improve their social compliance in the global supply chain. BSCI aims to establish a common platform for the various European companies Codes of Conducts and monitoring systems, it also lays the groundwork for a common monitoring system for social compliance.

Benefits

As a BSCI participant, we at CHINAR INTERNATIONAL have the opportunity to:

  • Use an effective and well-established system to improve working conditions in your supply chain
  • Access comprehensive auditing tools available in more than 20 languages to ensure consistent monitoring of your supply chain
  • Ensure the high quality of your audits by accessing the BSCI international network of accredited auditing companies
  • Benefit from the supplier database gathering audit information thus gaining time and money by avoiding multiple auditing of the same factory
  • Access common training activities organized for BSCI participants in Europe and for their suppliers in sourcing countries
  • Dialogue and cooperate with stakeholders at the European and supplier country level
  • Engage in a broad network of CSR managers to share and further develop best practices in the field of social compliance
  • Participate in the development of BSCI
  • Receive regular information updates on news and events in the social compliance field
Care & Fare

C & F is an industry initiative of the European carpet trade and, therefore, the forum of an engaged and responsible part of the industry.

‘Wherever the social situation has improved and children have had a school they could attend, child labor has disappeared.’

– TERRE DES HOMMES –

‘Not all child labour is bad, because day-to-day child co-operation is for many families a necessity to survive.’

– UNICEF –

Against the background of such realizations the worldwide association
C & F – Carpet Trade Against Child Labour was founded in September 1994 by socially engaged carpet traders and since manages industry-related help for self-help with which illegal child labour is combated and with which the situation of the weavers and their families will be improved in the carpet producing areas of India and Pakistan.

C & F today has approximately 320 members in 24 consumer countries and
2 countries of origin.

We want:     

  • Abolition of illegal child labor in India and Pakistan.
  • To create better-living conditions for carpet knotting families.
  • Socially acceptable production. Our members accept only goods produced at socially acceptable conditions.
  • Take over social responsibility and give an example that serves everyone.

At present, C & F supports 10 schools, 6 adult education centres and 3-daycare clinics in India and Pakistan.

CHINAR INTERNATIONAL IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC), WHICH COMES under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, AND is focused on promotion and development of exports of all types of handmade carpets, hand knotted carpets, rugs, floor coverings, and other allied products. The members of the Council comprise of Manufactures Exporters, Merchant exporters etc.

Following are some of the key activities undertaken by the Council:

  • Fairs & Exhibitions:
  • Liaising with Government:
  • Defending Interests in Global Markets:
  • Visa Recommendation:
  • Training and Productivity: in Mini Carpet Melas / Mini shows for domestic sale for Carpet loving people and foreign tourists through Shilpi Haat, Dilli Haat, and Urban Haat:

Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is a nodal agency constituted under “The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India” to promote the exports of all handloom products like fabrics, home furnishings, carpets, floor coverings, etc. HEPC was constituted in the year 1965 with 96 members and its present membership is around 1500 spread all over the country. The basic objective of HEPC is to provide all support and guidance to the Indian Handloom exporters and International buyers for trade promotion and International marketing. HEPC has its head office at Chennai and regional office at New Delhi.