Challenging Suppliers to Make a Better Future

As explained in Chapter 7, the conducting of supplier audits is paramount to achieving ethical and sustainable compliance within the supply chain. Audits should be conducted prior to engaging a supplier in a contract and also at regular intervals after the contract has been awarded.

Suppliers need to be aware that good practice is not something that should just be apparent to gain approval on a buying organization’s database but something that is to be expected throughout the duration of the agreement and beyond.

Audits should be conducted on at least an annual basis and on any occasions when a procurement professional has reason to believe that something outside the levels of acceptable ...

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