Social Compliance Audits

IDFL offers complete social audits comprised of the following: a facility tour, including a health and safety evaluation, documentation review, management interviews, employee interviews, and triangulation of all information. Additional components can be added to the audit, per request, including: migrant worker and responsible recruitment, animal welfare, food safety, structural integrity, deforestation impact, and human rights due diligence. Discover more about our social compliance audits by clicking below.

Audit and Certification Process


Fill out the appropriate application form and submit it to the IDFL office you intend to work with. The Regional Audit Offices:

Application Review

After receiving your application, IDFL will review it and verify that all necessary information is included.

Quote and Agreement

IDFL will provide a quote for the certification services and issue an agreement. The client must review and sign the agreement before the audit can proceed.

Pre-Audit Documentation

IDFL will provide a document checklist and system plan via an online service account. Please take time to understand the standard requirements prior to the audit. Thorough preparation can save auditing time and reduce certification costs.

On-Site Evaluation

IDFL will audit the applicant's facilities, documents, and procedures according to the requirements of the standard.

Corrective Actions

Upon completion of the audit, a non-compliance report will be issued to the organization. Any required corrective actions must be completed within a specified time frame.

Award Certification

IDFL will grant the certification, which will be valid for the period of time specified by the standard.

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