Compliance information network Source Intelligence has teamed up with inspection and verification company SGS in a move aimed at providing an end-to-end solution to collect and analyse supplier compliance data.

The partnership will help businesses expedite the exchange and validation of compliance information, on-site audits and testing, to ensure they are meeting regulations, ethical sourcing objectives and sustainability initiatives.

"Source Intelligence has continued to expand its solution set over the years," says CEO Jess Kraus. "This end-to-end solution is not only cost effective for our customers, it also casts a wide net of supply chain compliance information coverage that enables companies to identify and resolve complex problems under one roof.

"We are very pleased to now offer the vast experience of SGS to address all compliance needs for today's ethical sourcing issues, including conflict minerals, anti-corruption, modern day slavery and child labour, cobalt, palm oil, cotton, restricted substances and more."

Source Intelligence combines cloud-based technology with a 24/7 supplier engagement team to provide clients with the scalability, flexibility and expertise needed to turn supply chain data into something "meaningful and actionable". The company provides a range of solutions from supplier assessment and product, and/or facility footprinting to regulatory compliance programmes that trace restricted materials, identify banned substances or locate the origin of conflict minerals.

Adam Whinston of SGS, adds: "Source Intelligence is a great partner because we can couple their proven method to collect and analyse data, with SGS' proven ability to validate the veracity of supplier-submitted information through on-site assessments. We continue to help companies navigate an increasingly regulated world by improving quality, safety and productivity as well as reduce their risk and brand exposure."

In October, SGS developed a tool to help apparel suppliers implement a chemical management system to protect people's health and safety, as well as the environment.

SGS develops chemical management system tool