CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

URSA CERTIFICATION - UNDERSTANDING RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AUDIT

What is URSA?

URSA (Understanding Responsible Sourcing Audit) enables an independent assessment of a supplier’s compliance against all applicable laws, regulations, and the additional requirements of Unilever’s Responsible Sourcing Policy. Unilever has appointed Control Union as one of the preferred auditing companies to conduct responsible sourcing audits.

Undergoing a URSA audit is necessary to meet Unilever’s requirements for compliance and to climb the responsible sourcing ladder to achieve the Good Practice Benchmark. As a Unilever supplier, to start the URSA audit process, you need to complete site registration in the USQS (Unilever Supplier Qualification System).

Having made the audit request, you will be able to prepare for the on-site audit. Audit reporting is based on a checklist presented to you by Unilever.

Benefits of URSA Certification

Environmentally Safe

Noise Reduction

Cost-Effective

Waste Reduction

Technologically Advanced

Confidence

Who can be certified URSA Certification?

URSA goes beyond industry-accepted protocols and assesses supplier practices in labor standards, health and safety, human rights, business integrity, environmental management, and land tenure rights.

Manufacturing Companies

Service Sector

Hospitals

NGO'S

Educational

Government Organizations

Research Foundation

Fitness Sector

Shipping Industry

Aerospace

Food

Automotive

Telecom

Textile and Apparels

Medical and Test Lab

Software Development

Document required for URSA Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of URSA Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

URSA (Understanding Responsible Sourcing Audit) enables an independent assessment of a supplier’s compliance against all applicable laws, regulations and the additional requirements of Unilever’s Responsible Sourcing Policy.

Understanding Responsible Sourcing Audit