Managing risk today means putting in place effective controls along the value chain. Customers today hold companies responsible for social and environmental performance throughout their supply chains, making supplier risk assessment a priority. But companies also need to ensure their own manufacturing sites, retail outlets and distribution networks are up to scratch. The aim: to maintain high standards from production to point of sale, and in doing so, protect reputation.
The definition of an audit is an on-site inspection of a process or management system to evaluate its compliance with a given standard. The certification process includes a series of audits carried out by an accredited independent certification body. Click here to learn more about the certification process.