Coles Housebrand Supplier Program

Coles Housebrand Supplier Program

Independent third-party audits for suppliers of Coles "housebrand" food products

Independent third-party audits for suppliers of Coles "housebrand" food products

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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:


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?

The food industry impacts every person on the planet. Though what the world’s population may eat may differ depending on the geography, wealth, age, gender and availability of goods, no other sector plays such a vital role in all of our day-today lives and culture. Economically, food represents 10% of global GDP (valued at US$48 trillion by the World Bank).

But the food sector also faces significant challenges. Each year, food-borne illness makes one in ten people ill and is the cause of death for millions around the world. Population growth projections and an increasing middle class suggest that the demand for food will increase 70% by 2050. And, consumers are increasingly conscious about what goes into their food, how it’s made, its impact on ecosystems and where it comes from.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today’s world.