SURE Audit™ is available as an add-on to SURE Qualify, when greater levels of risk are anticipated in your supply chain.
With SURE Audit™, BROWZ provides a configurable and intuitive approach to supply chain assessment. The BROWZ approach recognizes that the supply chain is not static and, if not subject to a broad range of due diligence, it can leave your business exposed not only from a brand equity perspective but also financially. Risk is not always predictable or restricted to health and safety compliance. Addressing supply chain risks involving from Tier 1 suppliers through to small businesses requires a multi-functional approach.
Audit Program Development
The BROWZ audit protocols have been developed based on the following criteria:
- Regulatory Compliance – Country Specific
- Industry Best Practices
- Client specific requirements
BROWZ SURE Audit helps our clients assess suppliers’ corporate capability and management systems compliance in over 30 industry verticals and multiple regions around the globe.
WHAT DOES SURE AUDIT™ PROVIDE?
BROWZ in-house experts work closely with the client to develop programmes that produce objective evidence and results that can be used to improve their supply chain function.
A high-level of due diligence and a wide range of suppliers require a flexible approach to audits. Using supply chain categorisation techniques, BROWZ utilises a combined approach that incorporates both Desktop Audits and On-site Audit programmes.
Desktop Audit Programmes
BROWZ Desktop Audit Programmes use a 3-tier approach that allows organisations to either establish a standard of assessment for the entire supply chain, it is a combination of incremental levels of analysis driven by risk profiles, work activity and identify characteristics of each supplier.
The Australian supply chain audit programmes are based on compliance with the federal and state driven requirements, also industry needs covering all levels of the supply chain. It can also be applied based on an individual client’s need to reduce specific areas of supply chain risk including analysis of multi-disciplinary functions. For example; Health and Safety, environmental compliance and waste or a single assessment of one subject identified by the client as being a specific risk to their business, for example: risk assessment or business transparency. It can be applied to both public and private sectors.
BROWZ clients can also establish their own assessment criteria, based on the size of the supplier, assist in meeting specific industry standards and even corporate compliance objectives such as H & S performance indicators.
BROWZ representatives physically attend the site or administrative offices of the nominated suppliers to undertake audits where they analyse a wide range of evidence to assess the suppliers’ level of compliance. As a result, the BROWZ auditors produce detailed reports, identify corrective actions and assist in the implementation of continuous improvement programmes.
Both of these audit programmes can be applied to both domestic and international supply chains.
Through its SURE Audit™ suite of products, BROWZ offers an extensive catalogue of programmes that cover various facets of supply chain compliance assessment. Some of these are:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Hazardous Materials
- Occupational Risk
- Supplier Management
- Environmental Management
- Waste Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Business Transparency
- Business Continuity
- Quality Management
BROWZ’s configurable solutions allow for flexibility in the implementation and management of these programmes:
- Implemented either as a single or multi-disciplinary programme, based on an individual client’s needs
- Managed as either a pass/fail or continuous improvement programme
- Scored or non-scored analysis of management systems
- Stop light or scorecard based results
- Supplemented by a Corrective Action programme
- Continuous Improvement programme
Expert support provided as an on-going part of the programme.
BROWZ offers system process checks primarily focused on the smaller organisation and individual operating a business. Through these SURE Audit™ programmes, BROWZ auditors not only validate the site activity processes, such as activity based risk assessments and documented safe systems of work, but also evaluate how small businesses manage functions such as document control, alcohol and drugs in the workplace and activity based training requirements.