Inspection, Monitoring and Certification (IMC)
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IMCInspection, Monitoring and Certification (IMC) forms the foreground for GoodWeave’s operation in India. Independent inspectors make frequent, unannounced visits to every loom operated by GoodWeave licensed producers. The importer companies that partner with GoodWeave International make mandatory the process of license-acquisition for their exporters in India. The Licensee/supplier is expected to declare its complete list of Level 2 and Level 3 suppliers (subcontractors) include processing, weaving and washing operations with the expectation that any and all facilities will be inspected. Regular monitoring and inspections ensure child-labour-free supply chains in India, Nepal and Afghanistan, while the licensed importers receive a GoodWeave label on the back of their rugs, assuring that their brand is not associated with child/bonded/trafficked labour. The process adequately demonstrates how market-forces can be utilized for an issue that demands more than just a naive insistence on humanitarian activism.

Besides eliminating child labour, GoodWeave’s inspection process also ensures that bonded and forced labour, as well as other malpractices against adult workers are kept at bay. In addition to inspections, annual audits and follow-up audits are also conducted in the production units of GoodWeave monitored supply chains. The auditing aspect helps streamline our monitoring procedures and also incorporates worker-interviews, ensuring that the process is representative of workers’ needs. As of 2016, GoodWeave India has completed more that 160 thousand inspections while more than 12.7 million certified carpets have been sold in Europe, North America, Australia and other countries since GoodWeave’s inception.

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isealISEAL is the global association for sustainability standards : ISEAL Alliance Code of Good Practice. The four goals of ISEAL Alliance are to:
1. Improve the impacts of standards
2. Define credibility for sustainability standards
3. Increase the uptake of credible sustainability standards
4. Improve the effectiveness of standards