This common audit scheme for sustainability in electronics has been introduced by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).

The scheme is intended to save suppliers and EICC members the time and expense of multiple audits.

The Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) is a non-profit organisation in the IT industry which promote social and environmental responsibility and efficiencies in the global electronics supply chain. They are committed to upholding strong standards for labour, ethics, health and safety, environmental impact, and management systems.

This common audit scheme developed by EICC is designed to save companies the time and expense of multiple audits. Suppliers are audited once and can share the findings with all EICC member companies.

The primary reference document for the EICC audit criteria is the EICC Code of Conduct, which establishes standards to ensure that working conditions are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible. It encourages broad adoption of CSR best practices by all companies and suppliers. EICC provides tools to audit compliance with the code, and helps companies report progress.

IRCA has been engaged as a partner to provide a certification and regulatory framework for training and certification of auditors in this sector. The IRCA EICC Auditor Certification Scheme offers certification at three grades: Provisional Auditor, Auditor and Lead Auditor.

Please visit the EICC website for more information.