What is FSSC 24000?
ISO aligned scheme for social management systems
FSSC 24000 is an audit and certification scheme for social management systems that aligns with the ISO MS approach. It helps organizations improve their management system and thus protect their brands, drive business impact, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as determined by the United Nations and help create a better world.
Why is being aligned with ISO so important?
ISO Management System standards help structure, focus, and drive continuous improvement in an organization – resulting in high-impact business systems.
FSSC 24000 is aligned to the ISO Harmonized Structure, that facilitates the integration with other ISO management systems (modular IMS framework). Now organizations with existing management systems, such as the food safety certification scheme FSSC 22000, can integrate the same approach towards meeting their social objectives and performance.
Main benefit of FSSC 24000
The Foundation FSSC, alongside our stakeholders, wants to make a social impact and contribute to the SDGs.
Globally, problems related to human rights seem to be increasing rather than decreasing. Through the FSSC 24000 Scheme, we strive to improve labor relationships, health & safety at work, and work & business ethics with a management system approach that drives continuous improvement on key social issues.
The FSSC 24000 certification scheme for Social Management Systems targets an organization’s internal systems. It enables organizations to adopt a Social Management System that assists them in improving their overall labor-related social performance and apply due diligence in their supply chain management.