A sustainability audit is a comprehensive evaluation of an organization's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) to determine its level of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). This audit assesses how well a company complies with sustainable practices, regulatory requirements, and its own sustainability goals.


  • Level 1 – Social Audit
  • Level 2 – Social & Environmental Audit
  • Level 3 – Social, Environmental & Security Audit


1. Enhanced Sustainability Performance: A sustainability audit helps organizations identify strengths and weaknesses in their sustainability practices. By addressing areas of improvement, companies can enhance their overall sustainability performance.

2. Objective Assessment: Sustainability audits are typically conducted by independent third-party auditors, providing an objective evaluation of the organization's sustainability efforts. This objectivity adds credibility to the assessment.

3. Compliance Assurance: Sustainability audits can help ensure that an organization complies with relevant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) regulations and standards, reducing the risk of non-compliance and associated penalties.

4. Improved Risk Management: Audits identify sustainability-related risks, enabling organizations to proactively manage and mitigate these risks. This can protect the company from reputational damage and financial losses.

5. Increased Transparency: Sustainability audits demonstrate an organization's commitment to transparency. This is important for building trust among stakeholders, including customers, investors, and the public.

6. Competitive Advantage: Organizations that can demonstrate strong sustainability performance may gain a competitive advantage in the market. Sustainability can be a key factor for customers and investors when making decisions.

7. Enhanced Reporting: Organizations can use the findings of a sustainability audit to improve the quality and depth of their sustainability reporting, providing more detailed and accurate information to stakeholders.

8. Demonstrated Commitment: Undergoing a sustainability audit signals a clear commitment to responsible business practices and can attract socially conscious investors and customers.

9. Continuous Improvement: A sustainability audit can help an organization evaluate and determine its level of compliance with various programs and standards related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, such as WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), SLCP (Social & Labor Convergence Program), GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), Clients CoC, etc.

10. Preparation for the Future: Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in business, and organizations that invest in sustainability audits are better prepared for future sustainability challenges and opportunities.