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New ‘Social and Ethical Audit Guidance and Checklist’ for members released

A new business support document Social and Ethical Audit Guidance and Checklist is now available for members of the Research Association.

This document provides guidance on how to conduct a comprehensive social and ethical audit, including the questions that may arise and the necessary evidence to fulfil the requirements. For FIRA members who have not yet undergone a social and ethical audit, this checklist serves as a tool to ensure that they and their suppliers are following the correct practices. Also, if your company plans to undergo a third-party audit conducted by independent inspectors, this guide can aid in the preparation process.

As a member, you can access the Social and Ethical Audit Guidance and Checklist for free as part of your membership package. Non-members can purchase the guidance and checklist for £60 via our online bookshop

This is the newest addition to our third series of business support documents. All previously released support documents and templates can be found here