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What is Clearview?


Clearview is a certification scheme that enables labour providers to demonstrate that they operate responsibly, professionally, legally and ethically in the sourcing and supply of workers.

Click HERE to view an overview of Clearview.

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What are the benefits of being Clearview certified?

Clearview certification demonstrates that a labour provider is operating responsibly and provides competitive advantage through market differentiation.

The scheme creates trust and increased transparency in labour supply chains and, with it being an independent audit shared with many clients, it reduces audit duplication, thus saving time and cost. 

Who owns Clearview?


Clearview is owned by The Association of Labour Providers who are responsible for the scheme strategic approach, methodology and technical standards. ALP was established in February 2004 as the trade association for organisations that provide temporary, contract and seasonal workers predominantly to food, agricultural and consumer goods supply sectors.
Who operates Clearview?

NSF International provides scheme management, administration and registration. NSF International is a leading global provider of independent assurance and certification services to a wide range of industries.

Who can apply for Clearview Certification?


Any business that supplies labour to another business. 
How much does it cost?

There is a one off charge of £85 + VAT for each Labour Provider to register with NSF. On receipt of this fee, you will be confirmed as a scheme applicant and issued a list of approved Audit Bodies through whom the audit can be commissioned.

Each Audit Body will charge for the audit, renewal, expenses and any other costs incurred. These should be discussed directly with your chosen Audit Body.

The Scheme requires a re-audit and submission by the Audit Body of a Certification report, appropriate to the scope of the business to be certified, within 12 months of the date of previous certification to maintain certification validity. In the case of Scheme Members with Leading status this period will be 18 months.

What is the registration fee for? 

The labour provider is required to register on the website and pay a nominal fee which may change from time to time and is a commitment to proceed with the Scheme application process. 

It is not binding and a labour provider may withdraw from the Scheme application at any stage. However, monies paid are not refundable. 

Following review and acceptance of the registration and receipt of the fee, the labour provider becomes a Scheme Applicant.

How do I register and apply for Clearview?


What is the application process for a labour providers and what’s required?

As a labour provider, you register with NSF and, on receipt of payment, you are issued with a list of audit bodies to choose from. With your chosen audit body, you can begin the pre-audit planning. The audit body will guide you through this. The audit body will determine the number and type of sites to visit based on the information you supply.  


Upon applying, how long will the process take before I become Clearview certified?


This is dependent on scheduling of the audit and addressing any non-compliances that arise. A follow up visit may be required.

Standards


The technical standards are mapped to existing and developing good practices including: the IOM International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) code of conduct, the ILO Fair Recruitment initiative, the Institute of Business and Human Rights Dhaka Principles and Employer Pays Principle, the Global Social Compliance Code, the CIETT Code of Conduct, the ETI Base Code, SMETA and BSCI methodologies and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

If you have any further questions that are not answered here or on our website, please use the Contact Us page or click HERE
How do I get a copy of the standards?

You can download an overview of the Clearview Technical Standards HERE.

Contact us to request a copy of the Technical Standards with details of the control points.
I am a Labour User, can I benefit from Clearview?

Clearview is a certification scheme for Labour Providers and so as a Labour User you cannot be certified as such but your involvement in the scheme would have the following benefits:
  1. ‘Beyond Compliance’ scheme methodology drives continuous improvement in ethical and operational labour supply standards
  2. Independent audit to certified standards provides due diligence to ensure brand protection, reduced exposure and potential liability
  3. Independent audit to certified standards provides customer, investor and shareholder reassurance, confirming ethical treatment of contingent labour in the workplace
Clearview provides a template ‘Company/User Enterprise Policy for the responsible use of labour providers’ – for users of labour recruiters and labour providers to apply to their own business.

For more information please contact us.
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