APSCAAsia Pacific Smart Card Association
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I am thrilled to join the team at APSCA," Starr noted.
APSCA is an initiative launched in 2015 to enhance the professionalism and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.
A result of a year's effort on the part of leading social compliance auditing firms, including Intertek, Arche Advisors, Bureau Veritas, RINA, SGS, TUV Rheinland, TUV Sud, and UL, APSCA has been created to meet industry needs as supply chains become increasingly global and while hundreds of thousands of social compliance audit reports are already in circulation.
However, social compliance audits performed to-date has been inconsistent," said Roger Brockway of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA), a major sponsor of APSCA.
Companies and workers throughout the world rely on the insight provided by social compliance audits and APSCA endeavours to provide a leading level of assurance.
APSCA is a non-profit, independent association that provides information, consultancy, guidance, and networking to organizations in the smart card industry in the Asia Pacific region.
The Asian Payment Card Forum, hosted by the Thai Bankers Association and APSCA, is the region's leading Forum for card-issuing and acquiring financial institutions, domestic bank card networks, payment systems and central banks.
Chunghwa Telecom, the GBDe and APSCA will play host to the second meeting of Asia's newly formed group tasked with exploring the business models, standards issues, market forces and various technology solutions surrounding the practical implementation of NFC-based (Near-Field Communications) international micropayments.