Auditing and Verification​

Higg FEM Verification

Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) is a sustainability assessment tool that standardizes how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance year over year. 3rd party FEM Verifier Body conducts Higg FEM verification (Onsite/Offsite) in worldly platform by approved verifiers to assess the accuracy of the self-assessment.

Through verification, a facility can enhance the credibility of their Higg FEM self-assessment so that it can be used for:

  • Supply chain sustainability evaluation programs managed by brands or retailers
  • Showcasing environmental performance
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement to reduce environmental impact of their operations
  • Reducing the need for multiple proprietary environmental audits

Highly experienced and qualified verifiers of Qtex Solutions, approved from Cascale (formerly known as SAC) have been performing FEM verification at different textiles, garments, footwear, leather, home textiles & hard goods industries in different countries since 2019.

SLCP Verification (Higg FSLM/FFC)

The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) provides the tools [on Accredited Host platform namely Worldly (Higg FSLM) & FFC] to capture accurate data about working conditions in global supply chains. Factory could conduct Self-assessment or Joint assessment to complete the data collection tool.  After the assessment, SLCP verification (Onsite/ Virtual+ Onsite/ Full Virtual) is done by a SLCP approved 3rd party verifier body to know the accuracy of the self/joint assessment. SLCP Data Collection tool combines with Step 1 (Essential), Step 2 (Progressive) & Step 3 (Advanced).


SLCP verified data is beneficial to factories in different ways, like-

  • This is designed to be compatible with different standards or Codes of Conduct.
  • This allows brands, retailers and standards the flexibility to add their own scoring or interpretation to the data, according to their needs.
  • This multi-stakeholder initiative replaces the need for repetitive social audits by facilitating data sharing.

Qtex Solutions is a SLCP Approved Verifier Body. Experienced approved verifiers have been performing SLCP verification at different types of factories.

Social Compliance Audit

A social compliance audit, also known as an ethical audit, is an inspection of a facility to verify whether the operation complies with social and ethical responsibilities, health and safety regulations, and labor laws.

Social Compliance Audit adds value to a facility in many ways like-

  • Social compliance audit results reflect how well an organization adheres to rules and regulations, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Part of a social compliance audit may also review the effectiveness of an organization’s internal controls.
  • Complying with social audit shows a facility’s commitment to ethical trading relationships, supplier integrity, and shared responsibility for fair and safe working conditions.
  • With the findings from the social audits, facilities can engage with various stakeholders to drive improvements in collaborative manner.
  • A facility that is well compliant with social rules and regulations, gives positive impression to brands.

Highly experienced and qualified social auditors of Qtex Solutions have been performing social compliance audits at different textiles, garments, footwear, leather, home textiles industries in different countries for a long time.

C-TPAT Audit

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection focused on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains with respect to terrorism.

Some of the benefits of this program include:

  • Reduced number of CBP examinations
  • Front of the line inspections
  • Possible exemption from Stratified Exams
  • Shorter wait times at the border
  • Assignment of a Supply Chain Security Specialist to the company
  • Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes at the land borders
  • Access to the CTPAT web-based Portal system and a library of training materials
  • Possibility of enjoying additional benefits by being recognized as a trusted trade Partner by foreign Customs administrations that have signed Mutual Recognition with the United States
  • Eligibility for other U.S. Government pilot programs, such as the Food and Drug Administration’s Secure Supply Chain program
  • Business resumption priority following a natural disaster or terrorist attack
  • Importer eligibility to participate in the Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA)
  • Priority consideration at CBP’s industry-focused Centers of Excellence and Expertise

Qtex Solutions performs Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) audits against global and regional requirements.

Energy Audit

Energy Audit, also known as Energy Efficiency Assessment, involves the comprehensive analysis of energy use within a process, facility, site or organization to identify and evaluate the ways to improve energy performance. Now-a-days, local authority & brands are also emphasizing on facilities to conduct Energy Audit.

Energy Audit is extremely important for a facility to-

  • Analyze the existing energy consumption scenario
  • Evaluate the performance of existing equipment
  • Identify existing energy losses
  • Analysis of potential energy as well as cost saving opportunities

Qtex Solutions has been conducting energy audits at manufacturing industries by an expert team of Certified Energy Auditor, Electrical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer & Environmental Experts. Qtex has experience to work in large projects for The Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited etc.

Environmental Audit

The purpose of this audit is to assess the current status of an organization’s compliance against local & international environmental laws and regulations.

Through environmental audit an organization could understand, how to meet their legal & brand’s requirements as well as knowing environment risks where appropriate mitigation measures needs to be taken.

Qtex Solutions has been conducting Environmental Audits for a very long time. Qtex has experienced and ISO 14001 Lead Auditors to perform the audits.

Chemical Safety Audit

Chemical safety audit is the analysis of chemical hazards, exposure, associated risk, existing & required control measures to bring the risk to an acceptable level. Chemical Safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way to ensure the safety of human health and the environment.

Chemicals control helps reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals, thus saving lives and reducing illness and the costs of health care. Chemical safety audit helps the facilities to be in line with standard guidelines to purchase, store, handle and dispose chemicals in a proper way.

Qtex Solutions has been performing Chemical Safety Audits at several industries which helps the facilities to recognize and understand chemical hazards and effectively apply control measures to keep workers safe and productive ensuring safe work environment.

Water Audit

Water Audit is the analysis of water use within a process, facility, site or organization to identify and evaluate the ways to improve water consumption performance.

Water Audit can be beneficial for a facility to-

  • Analyze the existing water consumption scenario
  • Evaluate the performance of existing water consuming areas and factors
  • Identify existing water losses
  • Analysis of potential water as well as cost saving opportunities

Qtex Solutions has been conducting water audits at manufacturing industries by expert team which provides guidance to use water in a more cost effective way.

Fire & Electrical Safety Audit

Fire & Electrical Safety Audit helps facilities to identify & control Fire and Electrical Safety Hazards. Fire and electrical hazards are interrelated in many aspects.

Electrical and Fire Safety hazards are increasingly posing higher risks to people and property in industries, buildings, warehouses & facilities across the world. The risk and impact in the form of fire & explosion, burn, injury, shocks, financial and brand reputation loss are high. Thus Fire & Electrical Safety Audit should be focused with extremely high importance.

Qtex Solutions performs Fire & Electrical Safety Audit by expert and efficient team. Qtex Solutions has been conducting Fire & Electrical Safety Audits in different sectors like power-generating stations, electrical-distribution systems, LPG Sector, industrial plants, manufacturing industries as well as oil & gas sectors.

Building Safety Audit

A building safety audit is a systematic assessment of the physical condition, functionality, and compliance of a building and its components to identify and solve building safety related risks to ensure safe working conditions.

Building Safety Audit helps to find out related risks and by taking appropriate measures to mitigate the risks, severe human and financial damages can be avoided.

Qtex Solutions performs Building Safety Audit by expert and efficient team in different types of sectors.