A FEW WORDS FROM APSCA’S
PRESIDENT & CEO
“Transforming the future of social auditing” was the
theme of our 2022 Annual Meeting of Members and
Stakeholders and is also the theme of this report.
It reflects our targets for 2023 as we move beyond
consolidation toward implementing a new strategy
that delivers genuine benefits for all stakeholders of
the social compliance auditing profession.
At a time of rising cost pressures globally, APSCA has
held Auditor Membership fees at the same level since
2017, while exams continue to be operated at cost.
Communication with our
Members is vital, and for this
purpose we have launched two
new communication channels,
the Auditor Bulletin and the
APSCA made numerous achievements for Member
Auditors, Member Firms and all stakeholders during
2022. This was particularly significant given that we
were negotiating an uncertain global environment
amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
As another benefit for our Members, we are now
helping to connect job opportunities across our
In 2022 the number of CSCAs expanded dramatically,
rising to 1,782 – an increase of over 550 from 2021.
There are now CSCAs in 62 countries. APSCA also
welcomed more than 500 newly enrolled Auditors
and one new Member Firm.
As an organization it is important to celebrate impact
and success. Our Members are making a real difference,
as demonstrated in the case study published in this
report concerning forced labor practices.
This growth amid difficult global conditions is an
enormous achievement for our profession. The CSCA
status and the achievement it represents is part of
our mission to enhance the credibility, consistency
and professionalism of Member Firms and CSCAs to
be the trusted professionals in compliance auditing.
The expansion in our Member Auditors is equally
significant and I congratulate our team for this
It was fantastic to see the success of our first hybrid
Annual Meeting of Members and Stakeholders (AMM),
held in December 2022 both in-person and online.
There were an impressive 1,400 registered participants,
marking a big vote of confidence in our profession.
A special thanks to TUV Rheinland for kindly hosting
us at their headquarters in Cologne, Germany.
The three-day AMM gave Member Auditors the
opportunity to earn up to 10 CPD hours across four
sessions, resulting in positive feedback from
APSCA continues working hard
to better serve the needs of
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is
an ongoing focus and it was pleasing to see the
response of Members to the APSCA CPD policy
released in 2021. There was an enormous volume
with more than 100,000 hours of CPD completed by
APSCA Auditors in 2022, including more than 39,000
Auditor records approved.
We conducted an extensive review of documentation,
with the key focus being to streamline and simplify
information for Members. As a global organization,
tools such as right-click translate for all documents
further enhance access for all.
APSCA Annual Report - 2022