SIM is an member on the ARTS committee for compliance audit management. The compliance audit management process includes the collection of master data related to factories and other supply chain actors. This process includes the data elements needed to support factory assessments and investigations into how factories adhere to company codes of conduct. In addition, there would be an initial phase before the exchange of individual audits between one or more external systems that would involve synchronization of factory data and other reference master data. SIM believes that the activities resulting from the ARTS initiative can help the SIM customers to get maximum access to existing data.