APSCA’S ENHANCED FUNDING MODEL
FUTURE-PROOFING THE PROFESSION
APSCA is future-proofing our profession with the launch of our 2030 Strategy.
The strategy will deliver real benefits to the global social compliance audit profession, building on our
current focus of certifying auditors. This focus includes:
• Developing a pathway to attract new social compliance auditors.
• Enhanced user experience through improved practices, including the exam and training
process, and facilitating greater Member engagement.
• Expanded global reach and influence for the social compliance profession, to enable input into
key and emerging issues for government and civil society.
These extra benefits require a change in step for our organization.
New funding is critical to allow us to build the organization our profession needs and deserves and
get on the front foot with all stakeholders, so we can face tomorrow’s challenges with confidence.
The basis for the reporting will be through monthly
reports from Member Firms with support and
validation by Programs and Brands.
Successfully funded by Member Firms, APSCA has
grown to become the professional standards body
for Social Compliance Auditing, with our Members
representing a substantial majority of the profession.
The fee will be added to the Social Compliance
Invoice by reporting it as an APSCA fee, with
supporting information noted as: “APSCA Social
Compliance Audit Fee.“
Our Member Auditors conducted more than 170,000+
Social Compliance Audits during 2022 and continue to
enjoy the support of the largest brands and retailers in
PHASE 2 - COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2023
An APSCA fee per audit will be expanded to include
all programs. APSCA will maintain a list on the
which have written to APSCA requesting and being
accepted to opt out during the transition period.
With our Board supported strategy in hand, now is the
time for APSCA to move forward with the next steps to
enhance the profession’s global credibility.
NEW FUNDING MODEL
As announced in September 2022, the implementation
of our 2030 Strategy necessitates a new funding model
which will be implemented in a phased approach to
support our Member Firms through this new process.
PHASE 3 – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024
APSCA’s Member Firm annual membership fee will
migrate from a flat rate charge per firm, to a tiered
approach depending upon membership category.
Membership categories are determined by APSCA
each August and are an ABC classification based upon
the number of employed Certified Auditors (CSCA).
Modeling has shown this will deliver the biggest
benefit to Members, by ensuring fees reflect firm size
and activity rather than a flat rate approach.
PHASE 1 - COMMENCING JULY 1, 2023
An APSCA fee per audit will be charged by Member
Firms and submitted to APSCA monthly for Social
Compliance Audits (including re-audits see deﬁnition
(See Page 3). The programs and brands that are
PHASE 4 - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2025
The APSCA Member Firm Fee will remain tiered.
A Social Compliance Audit Fee will be applicable
to all audits which meet the deﬁnition of a Social
Compliance Audit and/or re-audit/follow-up audit
(see page ꢀ).
Social Accountability International/SAI (SA8000)
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP).
APSCA’s Enhanced Funding Model - Document 1
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