LR expands into FMCG certification with AuditOne™ approval

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been approved to deliver supply chain certification services to AuditOne™ standards across its technology platform powered by greenfence. AuditOne™ aims to streamline the process by which major consumer brands and their supply chains conduct their quality audits globally.

AuditOne™ has been developed in cooperation with global brands, including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Kimberly-Clark to reduce duplication in supplier audits, reducing cost and resource requirements for both brand owners and the supply chain.

Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) - the accredited body to deliver BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue including the AuditOne™ requirements set out in Module 9 - is developing its capability to deliver all other AuditOne™ services in the near future. Commenting on the approval, LR Management Systems Chief Operating Officer, Paul Graaf said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of a small number of organizations who can deliver AuditOne™ certification services. This scheme enables fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands and their supply chains to reduce the amount of time and money spent on audits – enabling them to focus their resources on ensuring safe and sustainable products for consumers.”

Greenfence - with whom LR has been working with since June 2016 - has been chosen as the exclusive technology platform ecosystem for AuditOne™. Greenfence is the first platform technology serving the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector and offers LR clients unrivalled potential for connectability, scalability and interoperability of existing databases, schemes and systems across all industry sectors, not just food.

“The LR Food portfolio has once again been enhanced through our ability to now offer FMCG certification,” commented Duane Wood, Marketing Director at LR Management Systems & Inspection Services. “The delivery of AuditOne™ certification services will lead to greater levels of assurance for organizations with complex, high-risk supply chains, as greenfence uniquely connects everyone from large organizations to their smallest supplier and includes global standards/scheme owners and associated certification services.”

For more information on LR’s AuditOne™ services, please email inquiries-usa@lrqa.com.

About LRQA / LR Management Systems

LRQA is a leading provider of technology-centric professional assurance services. We specialise in management systems compliance and expert advice across a broad spectrum of standards, schemes and business improvement services including customised training and assurance programmes. We are recognised by almost 50 accreditation bodies and deliver our services to clients in more than 120 countries. By understanding what really matters to your organisation and stakeholders, we help you improve your management system and your business at the same time.

About AuditOne™

AuditOne delivers a streamlined audit process that benefits the entire supply chain. With AuditOne, brand owners align on harmonized quality standards and suppliers conduct one audit which meets all brand owners’ requirements, eliminating the need for redundant audits.

AuditOne brings compliance into the 21st century with new technology that allows for electronic audit entry, auditor calibration, auditor verification, compliance dashboards, and more and is the first of its kind in any industry. http://auditoneglobal.com

About greenfence

Greenfence is the world’s first free platform economy developed to serve the global food industry and optimise trust throughout supply chains, from farm to fork. Greenfence is solving the industry’s problems, such as connecting the world’s fragmented, end-to-end supply chain; enabling transparency across the supply chain providing access to global resources; and eliminating data fragmentation, information silos and enabling interoperability. http://www.greenfence.com