Reporting, tracking and tracing

Control Union Certifications registers all relevant data during a certification process, including the name of employee involved as well as the process behind any decision that was made. The customer has always full access to their files via our online client portal.

    About reporting, tracking and tracing

    The way we work

    Following all inspections and audits, a visit report is produced and signed off by the auditor. The customer will be informed about the findings as well as having full access to their files.

    The setup of the report changes in line with the required standards, as well as for the purpose of the inspection that was carried out but a report will always include a brief summary, to give an overview of key points, such as why it was concluded that a client was or wasn’t in compliance with a certain requirement.

    This is so you have a clear view on what actions are needed to comply with that specific requirement. It is important to Control Union to make our customers jobs as easy as possible.

    What is CONNECTED?

    CONNECTED is an open platform, designed by Control Union, allowing companies to trace a product’s journey back, from finished garment to the source of the raw materials. It also allows users to acquire a range of important data, from flows of materials to compliance information.

    Read more about Connected
    How you benefit

    About the platform

    Every producer in the platform is linked to its suppliers or to its clients, and can receive and submit orders and shipments via CONNECTED. In addition, every user of the platform has access to local support centres managed by Control Union in all producing regions.

    CONNECTED helps brands reach their goals of traceability and sustainability; meanwhile, producers of raw materials, such as fibres producers, can use the platform to drive and monitor the uptake of their sustainable products.

    CONNECTED continues to grow, with new producers joining the platform on a daily basis. It is expected to expand significantly during the next few months with the registration of new supply chains and expansion to new materials.

    Our services

    All related certification services

    Administrative checks

    Administrative checks

    Transaction certificates, invoice declarations, incoming and outgoing goods, mass balance, segregation, supplier assessments and internal assessments, all require administrative checks.
    Ballast water systems

    Ballast water systems

    Control Union Certifications is a US Coast Guard-accepted Independent Laboratory (IL) for testing of BWMS in accordance with 46 CFR 162.060.
    Due diligence

    Due diligence

    Several governments have implemented regulations, forcing importers to have a Due Diligence System (DDS) in place. Control Union Certifications has the knowledge and network to support companies with the implementation.
    Sampling and sealing

    Sampling and sealing

    Control Union can take samples and securely seal them in such a way that they cannot become contaminated with other substances that could influence the results of any laboratory analysis.
    Supply auditing

    Supply auditing

    Control Union Certifications has a large network of auditors around the world, who are familiar with the production/processing requirements in the country of origin.
    Training and development

    Training and development

    Control Union Academy offers training, webinars, offline and online sessions to support you in your certification updates. Stay informed and up to date.
    Agriculture farming

    How can we help you?

    Are you looking for a certain service, do you have any questions or do you want to apply for the certification program? Let us know. We’re glad to be of help.