Our programme for monitoring food and animal feed shows that all analysed parameters are within legal limits and that our processes are effective. This gives our customers the assurance that Nordzucker products are of consistently high quality.
As a result of our one step up/one step down traceability system, Nordzucker is able to trace all beet supplies to farmers and all other material back to commercial suppliers. All deliveries of products, including their direct packaging material, are traceable to our customers. We do have some limitations in our internal traceability due to continuous production processes and storage in large silos. However, products can be traced back to the farmers and from the silos.
In 2014/15 we carried out 40 internal audits, most of which took place in our factories. All findings are used for our continuous improvement process. The results are evaluated and shared with factory management in order to bring about further improvements.
We performed 26 supplier audits in 2014/15. Depending on the results, suppliers will be re-audited.