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
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.
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:
Implementing Management System
Year on Year
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