Supplier Audits

Certima B.V. has a substantial experience in supporting retailers, restaurant chains, wholesalers, importers and global producers to develop their own schemes to manage their suppliers sustainably. We performed over 800 assessments of suppliers in the past few years.

Although the assessments of suppliers are a global effort, due to local market specifics the dynamics vary a lot in regions and countries. Our experience with number of retailers showed us that supplier assessment scheme implementation is a challenging task that needs not only auditing skills but also profound understanding of underlying market dynamics, good local collaboration, a well concerted communication to a number of local stakeholders, good project management, planning and allocation of resources.

We can support you in customizing your protocol taking into consideration the local peculiarities but at the same time keeping into account the overall goal. After our professional assessments will be well known which are the suppliers to be trusted and relied upon.

We could provide you following services for capacity building of your suppliers:

  • Assessment of suppliers – you will receive comprehensive information on the processes, infrastructure, quality and food safety system of the producer. The assessments will be performed by auditors, qualified by Certima and some of the most influencing standard owners, like IFS and BRC.
  • Trainings and Support in roll-out of supplier assessments – Support to regional and local staff to implement supplier audit schemes, communication with suppliers, support in building of local infrastructure to support suppliers meet the requirements. We organize a series of our own training and dissemination events to help suppliers better understand the necessity of supplier assessments and GFSI certification.