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Unilever Supplier Audit System

Supplier Audit System

The audit house must be registered to national accreditation body under International Accreditation Forum for the country where audit is performed.

Note on UQP-34 Unilever Global Supplier Audit Standard

In 2012, there was audit protocol which was developed internally by Unilever named as “UQP-34 Unilever Global Supplier Audit Standard”.

The audit protocol was applicable until Dec 2012. From 1st January 2013, suppliers need to be certified / audited against other standards which are available in the list of Accepted Audit Protocol.

Suppliers that have been approved in 2012 against UQP-34 Unilever Global Supplier Audit Standard will remain approved according to Unilever audit frequency.

4.1               Type of Supplier

 Each type of supplier has different set of accepted audit protocol which are suitable for their operation.

Suppliers are classified as :

  • Manufacturer of Raw Material Food
  •  Manufacturer of Raw Material Home and Personal Care ( HPC)
  •  Manufacturer of Packaging Material Food
  •  Manufacturer of Packaging Material HPC
  •  Third Party Manufacturing (3PM) for Food
  •  Third Party Manufacturing (3PM) for HPC
  •  Third Party Logistic for Warehouse
  •  Agent / Trader / Distributor / Broker
 SQA Audit Protocols – Full list
 

 

Manufacture of Raw Material Foods

FSSC 22000 : 2010 (ISO 22000 + ISO/TS 22002-1:2009)
BRC Global Standard For Food Safety, v6
IFS Food v6
SQF code

 

Global Red Meat standard v4.1
NSF Supplier Assurance Food Processing Facility Audit
Grocery Manufacturers Association Supplier Audits for Food Excellence (GMA SAFE)
Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP Issue 2 (GAA Seafood Processing Standard)
Global Good Agriculture Practice IFA scheme V4
Canada GAP
Primus GFS v1.6
 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacture of Raw Material HPC

 ISO 22716: 2007 – Cosmetics – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) – GMP for cosmetic ingredients
IFS HPC version 1
The Pharma standards Q7a (Pharma GMP’s) and Q9 (Pharma HACCP) in combination with ISO 9001
BRC consumer goods V3
NSF Supplier Assurance Chemical Audit
USP Verified – United States Pharmacopeia Pharmaceutical Ingredient Verified
IPEA Excipient GMP Compliance
 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacture Pack. Material Foods

 FSSC 22000
ISO 22000+ PAS 223:2011
BRC IoP v4
IFS Pacsecure
BS EN 15593:2008 (Packaging. Management of hygiene in the production of packaging for foodstuffs) in combination with ISO 9001
Grocery Manufacturers Association Supplier Audits for Food Excellence (GMA SAFE)
NSF Supplier Assurance Food Packaging, Food Related Items and Personal Care Audit.
SQF code
 

Manufacture Pack. Material HPC

 BRC IoP v4
IFS Pacsecure
ISO 15378 : Primary Packaging Material for Medicinal Product
 

 

 

 

 

 

3PM Food

 FSSC 22000 : 2010 (ISO 22000 + ISO/TS 22002-1:2009)
BRC Global Standard For Food Safety, v6
IFS Food v6
SQF code
Global Red Meat standard v4.1
NSF Supplier Assurance Food Processing Facility Audit
Grocery Manufacturers Association Supplier Audits for Food Excellence (GMA SAFE)

 

Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP Issue 2 (GAA Seafood Processing Standard)
Global Good Agriculture Practice IFA scheme V4
Canada GAP
Primus GFS v1.6
 

 

 

 

 

 

3PM HPC

BRC consumer goods V3
IFS HPC version 1
ISO 22716: 2007 – Cosmetics – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) – GMP for cosmetic ingredients
The Pharma standards Q7a (Pharma GMP’s) and Q9 (Pharma HACCP) in combination with ISO 9001
NSF Supplier Assurance Chemical Audit
USP Verified – United States Pharmacopeia Pharmaceutical Ingredient Verified
3P Logistic BRC – Global Standard for Storage and Distribution v2
IFS Logistic v2

The audit generally will cover areas as below, however it will vary depend on which audit protocol is used :

  • Corporate policy / principles
  • Corporate structure
  • Risk management / HACCP
  • Documentation requirements
  • Record keeping
  • Human resources management
  • Training
  • Contract review
  • Product specifications
  • Traceability
  • Internal audits
  • Product release
  • Management of non-conforming products
  • Management of complaints
  • Management of incidents, product withdrawal / recall.
  • Corrective actions and improvement.
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