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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?


JOSCAR Defence Industry Community

JOSCAR is an accreditation system for the aerospace, defence and security sectors.

JOSCAR  was established following an initiative led by ADS Group and includes a growing number of prime contractors as registered buyers.

A cross-sector collaboration solution which reduces the time, cost and resources and duplication needed to provide information to major customers.  A risk management tool that objectively assesses potential vendor risks, proportionally to products and services being provided and across areas of compliance. Holding common supplier data in a central system allows information to be accessed by all participating buying organisations.

Benefits for Buyers

  • EASIER REGULATORY REQUIREMENT: Comprehensive, accurate and regular updated insight into third party risk.
  • SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH: Thousands of third parties in a single, searchable, reportable and easily accessible system
  • REDUCED PROCUREMENT TIMESCALES: Instant access to third party information, reducing the time needed to qualify new suppliers or renew contracts.
  • HIGH QUALITY VALIDATED INFORMATION: We check all third party information in accordance with a consistent, objective and continually updated process
  • COST AND RESOURCE EFFICIENT: Costs are shared amongst community members, significantly reducing the cost of an in-house solution
  • PEER NETWORK: Access to the combined experience and resources of other members in the community with shared goals and challenge

Areas of compliance covered includes:

  • Business continuity
  • Counterfeit Products/Materials
  • Insurance and third-party certification
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental and sustainability
  • IT security
  • Modern slavery
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Product safety and quality
  • Supply chain
  • Brexit readiness

Current organisations subscribing to the system include BAE Systems, Babcock International, QinetiQ, NATS, Leonardo UK, MBDA, Meggitt, The Ministry of Defence, General Dynamics UK Limited, Rolls Royce Submarines, Roke Manor Research and Leidos UK.

For more information on how to join the community as a buyer please contact us


Resources & links

JOSCAR Brochure for buyers 2019

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