When we select suppliers, we carefully assess them and carry out continuous evaluation of their performance. One way this is done is through inspection of all incoming raw materials according to specifications, supplier statements, and certificates. We ensure that raw materials are suitable for food processing, and we follow up on our suppliers’ performance in respect of applicable legislation.
To ensure that our requirements are met we also audit our suppliers. These audits cover quality as well as social and environmental performance. If a supplier fails to meet our expectations, we stipulate the improvements necessary to continue our relationship with the supplier. If the supplier fails to make these improvements, we decline to collaborate further.