Factory Information

  • Subcontractor Name

  • Factory Name

  • Supplier Name

  • Conducted for

  • What type of product does factory make?

  • Conducted on

  • Location
  • Prepared by

  • List of colleagues visiting with you

  • Factory/Supplier representatives present

Questions for Office


  • How many workers in the factory?

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  • How many women?

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  • What is factory's capacity per month?

  • What are the peak months for the factory?

  • What other brands do they work with?

  • What is the factory's turnover?


  • Have they had an ethical audit before?

  • What type? What date?


  • How are the workers paid?

  • What is the wage of the worker paid the least in the factory?

  • As far as the factory is are aware, does this wage comply with country law?

  • What is the average wage in the factory?


  • What hours is the factory open?

  • Do they work overtime?

  • how much and how often?

  • Does the factory have an overtime policy? If so, request it to be emailed.

  • Is overtime voluntary?

  • How do they enforce overtime?


  • Do all employees have a contract?

  • Does the factory hold on to workers ID cards?


  • Do they ask for ID from prospective employees?

  • What proof do they have of each workers age?

  • What is the age of the youngest worker?

  • Have they ever employed young people before? How do they work with them? (This is people between the age of child, about 16 in most countries and18)

Questions for Factory


  • Take a photo of the entrance of the building, getting the factory sign in if possible.

  • Is the building owned by the factory/supplier?

  • How many floors in the whole building?

  • How many floors is the factory on?

  • Does the building look structurally safe? Please photograph anything that looks unsafe.

  • Is the building well maintained? Please photograph best or worst practice.

  • Is it well lit? please photograph any areas not well lit.

  • Is it well ventilated?


  • Can you see any fire extinguishers?

  • Does it look like a sufficient number?

  • Why do they not have any?

  • Are there clearly marked fire exits on each floor? Please photograph best and worst practice.

  • Are all fire exits unlocked and clear? Please photograph.

  • Are the general areas clean and safe? Are the walkways clear, is it easy to walk around the factory? Please photograph.

  • What was the date of their last fire drill?


  • Do the machines look well maintained? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are there needle or eye guards on every machine? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are all workers using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where needed? Please photograph best/worst practise


  • Do workers do any particularly hazardous work?

  • What kind of work?

  • What kind of precautionary measures does the factory take to ensure the safety of the workers doing hazardous work?


  • Does the factory have trained first aiders?

  • Is there a first aid box on every floor?

  • Are they unlocked?

  • Are they well stocked?

  • Is the contents all in date?

  • Why not?


  • How many toilets are there?

  • Are the toilets separated between men and women?

  • Are the toilets clean, in good working order and private cubicles? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are workers allowed to visit the toilet when they need too?

  • Is there clean drinking water available for every worker? Please photograph best/worst practise

  • Are workers allowed to get water when they need too?


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