SIZA endorsed the auditor’s recognition programme as designed by The Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) as the platform for its own audit scheme. The Auditor Competency reference tools describes WHO can perform audits and will be used as the basis for the recognition of auditors for the SIZA programme.  Audit bodies must independently submit to their registration to APSCA for the equivalence process and only those who go through and completed the programme successfully will be recognized by the SIZA programme.   To learn more about APSCA, please follow the link:







The result of this work is a third party Audit Process and Methodology document for South African farms and pack houses covering the audit methodology requirements, which is recognized by many retailers. SIZA Audit Process and Methodology June 2019 V4.1

SIZA auditors aim to attain agreement during the closing meeting of an audit with regards to the findings made on the day(s) of the audit, corresponding the corrective action plan and deadlines. However, sometimes auditees do not agree with a specific finding and can thus log a dispute via the SIZA online platform.  The dispute process works as follows: