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Verification Auditing services

Verification Auditing services

Verification Auditing services

Verification Auditing services to Vendor of supplier, seller and manufacturer 

in Vietnam and Asia, AIM conducts a verification auditing services to test the ability of the factory to meet what it has declared to the buyer and general requirements of the community to improve product quality. and working environment.

Acting on behalf of buyers worldwide, verification auditing services of AIM helps you reduce sourcing risks by verifying the capability of manufacturers to meet contract requirements for quality, quantity and delivery terms. We help you understand the capability and conditions of factories before purchase, buying, merchandise or  business decisions are made.


We works with your staff and suppliers to improve quality and monitor the working environment

Code of Conduct Assessment

Companies that practice social accountability lower the risk of contributing to social and environmental harm by committing to standards that address the concerns of their stakeholders. Effective social accountability programs are characterized by transparency, engagement with stakeholders, and a long-term, systematic approach.


The aim of social accountability (code of conduct, human rights, ethical requirements) audit/monitoring is to ensure that your business partners abide by your company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. To validate transparency, consistency and integrity, most companies use a independent inspection company like AIM in Vietnam, China, India, Asia and worldwide to conduct the social accountability compliance audit.

AIM is accredited to conduct audits according to ETI, WRAP, ICS, AVE and BSCI.

Factory Quality Verification Auditing services

Selecting the right vendor is one of the most important conditions for successful sourcing. AIM’s factory quality assessment allows you to verify the capability of a manufacturer to meet contract conditions for safety, quality, performance, quantity and delivery terms. Such assessments can be tailor-made to a client's needs and requirements.

An audit reviews the existing manufacturing capability of the Vietnamese, Chinese companies and others, AIM is dealing with, regarding

  • Organisation and team working

  • Performance measures

  • Machines and techniques

  • Factory layout and facilities

  • Internal logistics and control processes

Factory audit check is a combination of factory inspection and production capacity verification. All the certificates of origin and/or licences of a manufacturer will be verified with respect to your company requirements.  In addition, a production check will be conducted to verify the factory's production capacity and highlight key areas for improvement.

Factory audit checks will be conducted by our specialists empowered by your company to enter the premises of manufacturers /subcontractors /exporters and any other parties involved in the manufacture and export of the goods and to conduct checks at any reasonable time. A factory check has to be agreed first by the parties involved.

Failure to comply with any of the factory audit requirements or failure to render all necessary assistance and cooperation to our specialists in conducting the factory audit check will be notified to the parties concerned.


How are Verification Auditing services of factories?

Approving the factory where production will take place is the last step in the process of selecting a supplier. Its objective is to confirm that the factory can deliver the right product in the right timeframe.

Regular audits of a given factory can also encourage progress over time by pointing to areas of improvement.

Factory audits are the last step in the sourcing process

A factory audit usually takes place after a group of potential suppliers have been screened down to a few serious candidates. It is the most expensive and the most in-depth form of supplier evaluation.

It is important to get the factory to confirm the availability of key managers on the desired date. Surprise audits are reserved to certain situations only.

Documents verification

The auditor of AIM does not only ask for basic financial information. He requests the factory’s official licenses and certifications, and looks for evidence of other customer orders.

Note: ISO certifications do not mean much in Vietnam/ China/ Other as Asia contries. Hence the need for in-depth investigation (see below).

Observation of the production area

The auditor of AIM should describe the main types of products seen on the lines, and the production organization (including facilities, equipment, workers, and product flows).

Here are the key questions to answer:

  • Is this factory capable of making the buyer’s products?

  • Does this factory focus on low cost, or can it handle complex workmanship?

  • What is the rough capacity (in number of pieces per week) for the buyer’s products?


Verification of the quality system

The auditor of AIM follows a checklist loosely based on ISO series. He typically observes the verifications of incoming materials, in-process products, and finished goods. The objective is to look for holes in the factory’s quality system, and to evaluate their reliability.

Every claim by the factory has to be supported by written records.

Social compliance issues

The auditor of AIM checks whether the factory respects its country’s regulations, and some other criteria from a standard such as SA 8000 or ISO 26000. Verifications focus on pay records, worker interviews, observations in the workshop, etc.

This is often conducted as a separate audit. The objective is usually to avoid public relations risks for the importer or the retailer.

Report preparation

The auditor of AIM prepares his report, based on his observations and his subjective evaluation.

Caution: factory audits tend to follow a scientific approach, which favors larger manufacturers… who tend to pay no attention to small orders. Therefore, audits are dangerous if the pre-qualification phase was not oriented toward suppliers of a suitable size.

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