Second-party audits represent the instrument for conscious management of the supply chain, with the aim of ensuring uniformity of the level of compliance with your standards.
The audits are carried out along the chain and involve the various types of suppliers, and concern the ethical, social and environmental responsibility of the suppliers.
The organisation using a second-party auditing program has the benefit of keeping track of the performance of suppliers while identifying possible risk situations.
Audits are based on different types of criteria:
The second-party audit requires the issue of a report highlighting the results and the overall outcome of the audit (conclusions).
Therefore, no certificate of conformity will be issued.