Protecting your back

Protecting your back Compliance with supplier legislation, corporate governance standards and EC Procurement Law

Supporting SMEs

Supporting SMEs Helping to support equal opportunities, value and development for small and local businesses

Powered by high quality data

Powered by high quality data Local supplier data validation coupled with one of the largest global audit & assessment providers

Collaboration through communities

Collaborative communities Connecting buyers and suppliers across bespoke industry and geographical communities

Powered by high quality data

Powered by high quality data Local supplier data validation coupled with world-class global audit & assessments

How compliant are your suppliers with legislation, regulation and corporate governance requirements? What unknown supply chain risks could cause operational and reputational impacts?


How is compliance with bribery and corruption legislation being effectively managed within your supply chain? Is your business exposed to potential legal action or reputational risk?


Slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking, or ‘Modern Slavery’, is a growing global issue and exists in many industries in every region in the world.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new EU regulation that will replace the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA), coming into effect on 25thMay 2018. The UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has called it ‘the biggest change to data


How do suppliers comply with your CSR policies across labour standards, ethical sourcing, equality and diversity, SMEs, use of natural resources or conflict minerals?


How easy is it to access high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on suppliers? Is information instantly available online in a single system capable of alerting any key changes?


What are the benefits of JOSCAR

Benefits to Suppliers

  • A single online questionnaire seen by buying organisations subscribing to the scheme
  • An online process to submit assurance information
  • Dynamic questions tailored to the products and services you provide
  • Help reduce cost and administrative burden associated with prequalification, assurance and ongoing compliance
  • A profile which can be maintained and updated throughout the year
  • Easier access to the markets represented by ADS
  • Easier identification of business improvement opportunities
  • Used by 6 major buying organisations within the aerospace, defence, security and space industry
  • Availability of guidance and support throughout the process
  • Confidence in an equal, open and transparent process governed by trade organisation ADS and those prime contractors using the register
  • JOSCAR and Hellios performance governed by buying organisation members of the scheme


Benefits to the industry

  • More efficient and cost- effective process across buying organisations
  • Improved overall standard, quality and performance of suppliers to the industry
  • Improved standard and quality of validated information -saves time and costs
  • Encourages innovation and new suppliers to enter ADS markets
  • Demonstrates internationally the efficacy of UK suppliers and supply chain




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