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Woolworths Supplier Excellence Certification

Delivering safe and quality products for customers.

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As Australia and New Zealand’s leading supermarket, Woolworths are committed to working closely with their suppliers, to provide consumers with a fantastic range of products they can trust to be safe and have consistent quality for them and their family.

To be an approved supplier to Woolworths you must be able to demonstrate that your facility, practices and management systems meet the requirements expected, to ensure high food safety and quality standards are always maintained.

Need a Supplier Excellence Certification Body?

As a Supplier Excellence Certification Body for Woolworths, LRQA has the approval to audit your organization against the Food Manufacturing Requirements for Supplier Excellence and the Formulated Non-Food & Consumer Goods Requirements. Contact our team to find out how LRQA can help you.

Food manufacturing requirements

Meeting the Food Manufacturing Requirements demonstrates your commitment to food safety and the quality of your product while maintaining the Woolworths brand integrity and the safety of their customers.

Certification to this standard requires the supplier to demonstrate compliance with the three levels of the Supplier Excellence Program, including an audit of a GFSI benchmark standard or Supplier Excellence Base Standard.

  • Level 1: GFSI or Woolworths Base Standard
  • Level 2: Codes of practice and industry standards
  • Level 3: Specifications

Non-food & consumer goods requirements

The formulated non-food & consumer goods requirements apply to all general merchandise, packaging products, health, beauty, household, non-food grocery, formulated non-food products, and where applicable non-trade products.

Certification demonstrates your commitment to product safety and quality, requiring the supplier to demonstrate compliance with the three levels of the Supplier Excellence Program.

  • Level 1: Consumer goods requirements – GM & non-trade
  • Level 2: Relevant codes of practice and product categories
  • Level 3: Product specifications

Why work with us?

GFSI standards provider

We’re a leading global assurance provider of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards, with a large global network of consistently calibrated auditors and the capacity for a timely path to certification for businesses across the supply chain.

Customized approach

We can help prepare your organization for your audit, ensuring you meet the standards expected by Woolworths of its suppliers.

Technical expertise

We match expert sector specialist assessors with deep industry knowledge to your business; enabling a robust audit of your system, in accordance with the requirements of the Supplier Excellence Program.

Your business helps LRQA to help others

The profits we generate fund the LRQA Foundation, a charity that supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.

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