10 reasons to implement Fast Forward:
The Fast Forward methodology is applicable in any sector, and is operated across goods and service provider supply chains.
ENABLES CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The Fast Forward audit is just one stage in a programme of continuous improvement. Suppliers can access pragmatic, good practice guidance, resources and training to support them to improve.
HIGHLIGHTS LEADING PRACTICES
Audited suppliers receive graded performance measurement, enabling Brands to focus attention on the highest risk suppliers whilst recognising those with best practice policies and practices that go beyond compliance.
RECOGNISES WORKER VOICE
Recognition of suppliers enabling worker voice and access to credible grievance mechanisms is embedded throughout the Fast Forward audit.
DRIVES AUDIT CONSISTENCY
Consistent software-based audits and rigorous pre-qualification, training and assessment of auditors, help to reassure you that quality is maintained across Fast Forward audits and between auditors.
PROVIDES A REPRESENTATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE
Fast Forward takes a management systems approach, putting the onus on the supplier to demonstrate compliance rather than on the auditor to prove non-compliance. Fast Forward audits therefore provide a more representative picture of suppliers’ ongoing performance.
Fast Forward is comprehensively mapped to global labour standards plus standards that cover business integrity, supply chain due diligence and responsible recruitment.
Fast Forward is contextualised to the operating country with detailed industry knowledge of local legislation and common business practices.
UNCOVERS HIDDEN EXPLOITATION
Fast Forward’s forensic audit methodology helps to identify and report indicators of forced labour and hidden worker exploitation, whilst also recognising good practices within your supply base.
Audit reports are shared between Fast Forward brands with common suppliers, who collaborate to jointly support remediation.