International Associates (iA) operates as an independent third party certification body within the field of Social Accountability and Labour Standards, therefore, it is crucial due to the nature of this business that we actively engage and have effective two-way communications with relevant stakeholder organisations. The objective of engagement stakeholders is iA to identify the applicability of social auditing as an approach of engaging stakeholders in assessing and reporting on corporate sustainability and its performance. iA engage with stakeholders through direct memberships of trade bodies non-governmental organisations, educational establishments and the general public.

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA)

APSCA is the industry association created to support individuals and organizations by promoting the use of independent social compliance audits as a tool to advance workplace conditions globally. The Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) was created to enhance the professionalism, integrity and credibility of auditors and organisations who conduct independent social compliance audits, and to promote the use of independent social compliance audits as a tool to advance workplace conditions for workers around the world. All Social Accountability Auditors within International Associates are within the APSCA system and 80% have achieved Registered status, which means they are ready to take the APSCA examinations when they are launched. IA is one of the first member firms accepted as “Provisional Member” during the APSCA’s start-up phase.

Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB)

The Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB) is the UK Trade Association for nationally accredited certification bodies. ABCB actively promotes nationally accredited certification and works with government departments, trading standards, purchasers and specifiers, UKAS and other stakeholders to promote its benefits. It is recognised by Government, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), and a wide range of organisations as the lead UK trade association for nationally accredited third-party certification bodies. Membership of ABCB is restricted to certification bodies that are accredited by UKAS, or another recognized national accreditation body, or that are actively seeking national accreditation.

Our Advantages


The most fundamental of all our work principles is that if the client is happy, then we’re too. Too often, we hear that clients have not got timely responses to a request for assessments. We work hard to ensure we have the necessary resources in place to service our clients in a timely manner.

Value Added

We offer a value added service that not only encompasses the assessment of your systems.

Cost Effective

We believe in giving a great service whilst also maintaining a competitive cost structure. We do this by operation a lean flat management company allowing you to deal with the decision makers

Our Values

Many businesses feel hampered by overly complex systems, with document trails that simply confuse and frustrate. We believe in a ‘Keep it Simple’ approach which creates clear, straightforward management system assessments that support your business. By continually reviewing our services, we ensure our processes always work efficiently for you. To find out more about our services please contact us here using the contact us form or call +44 141 3 28 29 28 or email