Woolworths appoints SAI Global to Supplier Excellence audit program

April 18, 2016

Woolworths has announced the appointment of SAI Global as an approved service delivery partner of their new Supplier Excellence program, which focuses on improving quality and product safety standards across its extensive global sourcing network.

SAI Global is one of four certification bodies to be appointed by Woolworths to conduct audits across their food supplier base in Australia and New Zealand following an extensive tender process.

As the largest food retailer in Australia, Woolworths is committed to delivering the highest food standards to its 28 million customers and as a result has made changes to their roster of approved auditing bodies. SAI Global will continue to support Woolworths, ensuring that Australians can be confident that the food they are purchasing is of the highest quality standard.

We are excited to be working with Woolworths to help manage its food safety compliance through the supply chain.

Paul Butcher

Chief Commercial Officer, SAI Global

Customers are at the heart of the brand and giving the company more control over its food quality, safety and compliance to ensure the best possible experience for consumers is key to the business. SAI Global is committed to helping Woolworths achieve this goal and using our extensive capabilities, specialist knowledge and technical skills in this field to drive the business forward.

This appointment further demonstrates SAI Global's commitment to providing risk management solutions to Retail, Food and Agribusiness (RAF) industries. SAI Global helps customers of all sizes throughout the entire supply chain across more than 100 countries. 

Consumers are highly informed and concerned about food safety, so compliance to safety procedures is a vital part of running food supply chains. SAI Global is taking a leading role in helping to embed product safety processes and culture within RAF industries, ensuring higher consumer satisfaction and safety. 

SAI Global looks forward to working with Woolworths in helping to ensure the safety and quality of the products sold to their customers.