E-TASC (Electronics-Tool for Accountable Supply Chains) is both a community and a technology and is the ICT industry standard solution for improving the environmental and social practices within the supply chain. The solution was created for ICT (Information and Communication Technology) companies to effectively implement a common approach for assessing and monitoring suppliers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices as a means to identify supply chain risk and drive performance.
E-TASC leverages the features on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA, formerly EICC) platform and provides GeSI Members and Suppliers sustainability performance on:
Each of the key topics assesses risks, controls, and management practices, narrowing focus on key areas for improvements.
The reporting features within E-TASC make it easy for companies to manage their supply chain and view Assessment and Audit data all in one place.
GeSI Members are privileged to be part of the ICT industry standard solution for improving environmental and social practices within the supply chain. Members and Suppliers collaborate to ensure continuous improvement. E-TASC is a technology solution where Member companies manage and mitigate risk within their own facilities as well as within the Supply Chain. E-TASC offers a wide variety of data and sharing capabilities including:
Suppliers can register in E-TASC and share information with GeSI Members upon request. Suppliers have maximum flexibility to establish trading relationships with multiple companies. A directory listing of companies using E-TASC simplifies the ability for Suppliers to create trading relationships with Customers and easily share data within one tool. Suppliers can also update information as progress is made during the year, keeping Customers informed on improvements being made.
E-TASC is offered in multiple languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish) to promote efficiency and inclusion within the solution. Online help and guidance is also available to answer most questions. Multiple guidance documents and training materials are available in the Knowledge Hub to support the use of E-TASC.
Supplier subscription fees are very competitive in E-TASC and are based on the number of locations and duration of the term.
E-TASC includes a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) at both the Corporate and Facility Level. Upon completion of the SAQs, a score value and risk rating are generated for each topic and sub topic. GeSI Member companies use these risk ratings to identify risks and gaps within their own company as well as the supply chain.
The Self-Assessment Questionnaires organize risk elements, control elements, and the management systems for each of these topics:
The Validated Audit Process (VAP) is the leading standard for onsite compliance verification. VAP Audits have an Audit Program Manager (APM), which oversees the entire Audit workflow within E-TASC. APMs assign reputable Audit Firms that are certified in using the VAP Audit Protocol checklist to conduct the Audits.
The entire Audit workflow is included in E-TASC: