Lantmännen Unibake wishes to strengthen ties with suppliers. Work is currently underway to map strategic suppliers, their capabilities and their sustainability initiatives in order to set new targets for our value chain strategy.
To ensure suppliers meet our requirements, we have a process in place for evaluating suppliers. A risk score identifies those suppliers that are high risk, based on, for example, their country or category of operation and performance track record. This evaluation results in an audit plan, where audits are conducted by our own people or by third party auditors.
We want our almost 800 suppliers to be certified according to a standard recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), preferably the British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard.
We also monitor compliance with the Lantmännen Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). Our goal is that 95% of suppliers with annual orders above SEK 1 million sign the SCoC. The current compliance rate is 92 %.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
GFSI is an industry-driven initiative that aims to ensure safe food for consumers everywhere by driving continuous improvement in food safety management systems.
GFSI-approved food safety management schemes meet internationally recognised minimum food safety requirements set out by multi stakeholders. They include the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards and FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification.
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is an internationally recognised standard of the British Retail Consortium. It sets out best practices in food manufacture to ensure fulfilment of legal requirements and consumer protection.
Issue 8 of the BRC Global standard was published in August 2018. The new standard has improved focus on food safety culture and environmental monitoring, and encourages further development of systems ensuring food security and defence