social (adjective, so-cial, \ ˈsoʊʃl \) compliance (noun, com-pli-ance, \ kəmˈplaɪəns \)
Definition: is the result of abiding by the rules, regulations, and recommendations of social accountability by an organization (including both the company’s own policies and procedures, and those followed by the distribution and supply chains it owns). Social compliance is a continuous process that exists to make sure that the business in question is constantly looking for methods on how to improve the health, morale, safety and working conditions of its workers, as well as how to protect the environment.
In a Sentence:
- We are expecting a committee to examine our social compliance. Judging by the leap we’ve made in terms of energy saving, I’m sure we won’t have any troubles.
- Wone Lav just got the results of their social compliance audit, and they show that the employees’ working conditions don’t meet the regulations presented by the NIOSH.
- I don’t think our management cares about social compliance at all, considering we can’t even get them to introduce a new recycling policy to eliminate some of the waste created during the manufacturing process.
Synonyms and related words: compliance, social compliance audit, SA8000, social compliance principle