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2nd Party Audit Programmes

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We recognise that established audit standards do not always meet the needs of businesses. LRQA has a longstanding track record of developing and delivering audit programmes designed according to the specific needs of your organisation. Whether it’s auditing against your own company’s KPIs or criteria, or that of your suppliers, our 2nd party audit programmes can include a range of services all of which are underpinned by our technology, data and insight.

We’ve created bespoke audit programmes for businesses across the supply chain, working closely with some of the world’s largest food manufacturers, restaurants and retailers to create programmes that deliver transparency, credibility and build trust. Giving you full visibility across your business and/or supply chain, allowing for intervention and improvement where required, second party audit programmes provide you with more than just compliance.

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A full suite of services

Our audit programmes often include standards or services focusing on:

  • Food safety and product quality
  • Food safety culture
  • Provenance and traceability
  • Sustainability and ethical practices
  • Animal welfare verification
  • Labelling
  • Specifier standards (e.g. McDonald’s supplier audit programs)
  • Improvement initiatives
  • Training (individual courses or academies)

Remote capability

Our remote audit capabilities mean we can deliver assurance programmes from a remote location. Using secure platforms and tried and tested technology, our experts are all fully trained in remote desktop assessments and audits, to ensure that even when on-site access isn’t possible, your assurance programme can continue without disruption.

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Why work with us?

Sector expertise and technical knowledge

Our food and drink team has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to help you design the optimum programme for your business. They are on hand to interpret data and insight from an industry best practice perspective, in the context of your organisation.

Global capability

Located around the world, our global team of experts deliver audits and programmes across multiple sites for thousands of food businesses. Our remote auditing technology means we can access all locations even in the event of challenging circumstances. 

Technology enabled

Our innovative data platforms allow you to capture real time data from across your organisation and supply chain, helping you identify any areas of vulnerability quickly and efficiently, while mitigating risk across the supply chain.

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