Prior to doing business with any vendor of products and services intended for consumer use, we perform a vendor approval. It is based on a self-assessment which all new potential vendors are asked to perform accompanied by relevant documents (policies, certificates, etc.).
The self-assessment covers three main themes:
1. Main vendor information
3. Quality assurance programs (Vendors of direct materials only)
Based on the self-assessment, a total score is automatically calculated, as a basis for the recommendation for approval.
Where relevant, we carry out vendor audits to assess the vendors’ ability to live up to our criteria.
Vendor performance management
Vendor first, then product
Product and consumer safety is critical to Chr. Hansen as a vendor to the food and life science industries world-wide. Our vendor approval system, which extends the quality and risk assessment of the supply chain to also include Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) issues, ensures a uniform global approach to vendor approval based on state-of-the-art information technology. Our strategy is to create a trustworthy and global vendor platform.