Coles Supplier Requirements – Food (CSR-FV3) Program

Independent third-party audits for suppliers of Coles "housebrand" food products. Suppliers are manufacturers of Coles branded products, which also includes bulk or loose product in a display case (fresh produce or condiments sold in the Deli) or ingredients/raw materials for the in-store Bakery or Meat room.

All suppliers must follow the Coles Brand Guidelines, Policies and overall requirements.


Coles Supplier Requirement (CSR) Program

What Standard do I need certification to? 

Suppliers must certification against an external GFSI standard.  Three different standards have been selected in order to cover the range of supplier types in the Grocery Food and Fresh Food areas:

Freshcare

SQF

The BRCGS Global Standard for Food 

Some standards are not suitable for all types of supplier. For example BRCGS is not applicable to on-farm activities and Freshcare is not applicable for Distributors.

The Freshcare and SQF standard are suitable standards for Produce Suppliers.



Why BSI?

BSI can offer accredited audits for all of the HARPS base schemes and we are one of three certification bodies accepted by all HARPS participating retailers.

BSI believes the world should be supplied safe, high-quality food. We offer a broad range of food safety certification and risk management services.

We’re a leading food safety and certification provider with extensive auditing capacity and the capability to conduct integrated audits for a wide range of food safety standards across the entire food and beverage supply chain – including GFSI-recognized standards.

Our service solution for food safety includes certification, training, assessment and supply chain software, providing you and your customers assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.