Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE)

The Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE) Standard represents benchmarking of the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program against global product safety standards and international retailing best practice. This Standard applies to all businesses who wish to supply into Woolworths.

BSI is an approved WSE Certification Body, with a large team of experts across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, USA, UK and Europe. We are trained and available to audit against WSE requirements for Certification, Surveillance and Recertification purposes.

Where possible we can combine audits, so that we are able to deliver a professional audit experience in the shortest time possible and meet your compliance requirements.

The certification scope will be specific for:

  • The products the Woolworths Business Team have nominated you to supply
  • The individual premises from which these products are supplied

How often will I be audited under the WSE program?

The WSE Certification Audit process will be ongoing, and associated audits will be carried out on a regular basis.


Latest Update

New Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program Version 2 for Food is to be auditable from the 1st March 2019. The five key areas of change include: Formatting of the Standard, Management of Food Allergen Code of Practice, High Care Code of Practice and Woolworths Product Requirements Code of Practice. Latest Code of Practice for Food Safety Culture will be available July 2019 and auditable October 2019.

Additionally Woolworths have improved their introduction and explanation document, frequently asked questions and Introduced Code of Practice & Industry Standards Guidance Matrix for all their 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.