SIZA endorses, on top of its own requirements, 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 their registration to APSCA for the equivalence process and only those who go through and completed the programme successfully, will be recognized by SIZA.   To learn more about APSCA, please follow the link:


This will ensure the independence of the audit bodies from the SIZA programme and the robustness of the process.  A Service Level Agreement between SIZA and the Audit Bodies will be put in place once they completed the APSCA requirements.

SIZA is committed to establishing processes to ensure that the SIZA Code monitoring and measurement can be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the SIZA Standard and the SIZA Audit Process & Methodology. 

For more information about the SIZA Auditor competency guidelines and the Auditor and Audit Company Monitoring Policy , please review the attached documents:


Audit Monitoring Policy 2019


SIZA recognises the following Audit Companies to conduct Ethical/Social Audits:


NSF AfricaElize van der Westhuizen+27823880003evanderwesthuizen@nsf.orgAll
Control UnionMariessa Myburg+27837942811mmyburg@controlunion.comAll
IntertekRene Cloete+27729819518rene.cloete@intertek.comAll
SGSIrma Lubbe+27726683078irma.lubbe@sgs.comAll
SGSChris Rankine+27118001000chris.rankine@sgs.comAll
SAI GlobalJacques
BSI Group SACharlene Holm+27823100469 / +27120040279charlene.holm@bsigroup.comAll Regions
Partner AfricaEmarie van Schalkwyk+27216805397 / +27832659036evanschalkwyk@partnerafrica.orgAll