GIF scoring system

The overall score reflects to which extent the Organization has integrated the fundamental of Social Responsibility and the GIF Framework into its management system (culture, strategy, processes and results) and risk profile.

The overall score is a result of the combination of the rating per Criterion.

Score per Question: The Assessor assigns a score to each applicable question from 1 to 5.

The meaning the each value depends on the Criterion (Management System or Risk Area) as explained in the table below:





Very Poor

MS: No identifiable formal approach established;

Risk: Very high and exposure to catastrophic events



MS: Evidences of an approach established, sporadic implementation.

Risk: High, exposure to severe events



MS: Sound, formal and systematic approach established and implemented, no evidences of improvement

Risk: Acceptable, low esposure to core risks and moderated exposure to «non core» risks



MS: Approach established and implemented, evidence of improvement

Risk: Low. No exposure to «core risks» and exposure to «non core» risks


Very good

MS: Approach systematically implemented and improved

Risk: Very Low. No exposure to both «core risks» and «non core» risks

Rating per Criterion: The values per question are added up and translated into an average value per Criterion.

The organization assessment is passed if a minimum average score on the core element within each criterion is achieved.

The “core elements” of the Framework are those addressed by the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for responsible supply chain in the garment and footwear sector.

Overall rating: Depending on the different combinations of ratings per Criterion, the Organization will receive a final Score representing the overall risk level exposure in all the social responsibility aspects.

Risk exposure Explanation


Very Low

The supplier is exposed to very low risks in every SR aspect and is able to monitor and treat without exposing the Buyer to any unexpected cost and loss.



The supplier is exposed to low risks in every social responsibility aspect and is able to manage them without exposing the Buyer to relevant unexpected cost and loss



The supplier is exposed to acceptable risks in every social responsibility aspect but needs to be periodically monitored to prevent any escalation.



The supplier is exposed to high risk related in different social responsibility that can result into high costs and losses for the Buyer


Very High

The supplier is exposed to extremely high risks related to its SR also in the “core element” that can result into extremely high costs and losses for the Buyer and can spoil its reputation