Auditor Social Compliance


Control Union currently has immediate openings for Auditors to help grow our expertise in certifications and the execution of associated audit activities across our organization.

With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications focuses its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of industry supply chains which supply the food, feed, bioenergy and textiles markets. With operations across the globe in over 70 countries, Control Union Certifications are uniquely placed to manage challenges within today's global marketplace.

Control Union Certifications provides third-party assessments against the main social compliance standards such as SA8000, SMETA, ETI, and GRASP, but also against company-specific standards.

Tasks and responsibilities

As a Social Compliance Auditor, you will be working with companies active in consumer markets that identify and manage social compliance risks which have an adverse impact on basic human rights of farmers and workers. Essentially you will deliver audits covering a range of code of conducts and standards within specific supply chains on behalf of organisations and multinational companies.

As a Social Compliance Auditor you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out social compliance audits on farms, textile and / or food facilities.
  • Ensuring customer compliance with established certification standards by visiting our clients on site and examining records, reports, operating practices and documentation.
  • Communicating audit findings by preparing a final report and discuss the findings with auditees.

This position therefore requires individuals with excellent communication skills who can initiate, conduct and review all relevant audit activities, whilst maintaining and developing client relationships. Being up to date with the latest local and national regulations in connection with your work is critical to the successful delivery of this position.


  • Bachelor degree in the field of agriculture, development, social science or engineering; or equivalent work experience. Candidate must have an affinity with social and environmental sustainability.
  • 2 years of experience in the sustainability and/or environmental industry.
  • Preferably: IRCA, or equivalent, recognized Lead Auditor training and qualification for ISO 9001 / SA8000
  • Experience conducting Social Compliance audits would be an advantage
  • Good command of English (oral and written)
  • Interviewing and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively (domestic and international)

Our Company

From our roots in agricultural inspections, Peterson and Control Union have been operating for nearly 100 years in the field of logistics, quality, certifications and risk management. Our in-depth knowledge and experience covers all aspects of the supply chain in many industries including agriculture, energy, forestry, sustainability and textiles.

How to Apply

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Andrew Close | +44 7788 316127 |
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