NRS International factory passes ICRC Social Compliance Audit

5 Mar 2015

NRS International is pleased to announce that its manufacturing facility, H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons (HSNDS), has been audited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) through the inspection company UL on February 11 in Lahore, Pakistan.

HSNDS ICRC Social Compliance Audit

The evaluation, which focused on social compliance, safety and security and quality management, aims to assess management and human resource practices and also addresses the company’s environmental impact.

The ICRC delegates who visited the factory were:

  • Mr. Stephane Huot-Marchand, Quality Manager – Purchasing Unit, ICRC Switzerland
  • Mr. Wasif Saddiq, Head of Logistics Centre Peshawar, ICRC Pakistan
  • Ms. Maike Krueger, Regional Logistics Coordinator, ICRC Pakistan

The delegation was welcomed by the HSNDS’s Board of Directors, Quality Management, and Business Development & Sales teams.

Onsite assessments of potential and current suppliers are performed by ICRC on a regular basis. ICRC requires suppliers to match up to global standards of social compliance, management/production processes and environmental impact to make it to their list of business partners. While selecting a company, ICRC looks for suppliers which promote an ethical way of working and managing their enterprises.

A few points of recommendations were discussed to maintain the factory’s operational standards and continuously improve the quality level, which will be adhered to immediately.

NRS International is looking forward to welcoming audit and assessment teams to our factory anytime and showcase how our supply chain is managed in a sustainable way.

About HSNDS

Operating since 1979, HSNDS is a family-owned manufacturing facility located in Lahore, Pakistan. It produces innovative core relief items such as such as tents, tarpaulins, blankets, sleeping mats, water containers and mosquito nets exclusively for NRS International’s clients. The high-quality products are designed to offer cost-effective solution for ongoing health projects and humanitarian aid in the event of a natural disaster or conflict, anywhere in the world.

For more information, please visit www.hsnds.com

About ICRC Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC employ some 13,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The ICRC has been working in Pakistan since 1947.

For more details, visit www.icrc.org

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