Hierarchy of Social Compliance Programs: A Conceptual Model



A conceptual model that serves as a representation of the evolution of social compliance programs of fashion brand companies was introduced. The model includes five levels: 1) code of conduct and supplier auditing checklist, 2) building a relationship with the supplier/factory management, 3) capacity building, and 4) self-directed continuing improvement.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility, factory auditing, codes of conduct, social compliance

How to Cite: Burns, L. D. (2020) “Hierarchy of Social Compliance Programs: A Conceptual Model”, Sustainability in Fashion. 1(1). doi: