P&G, J&J, Unilever, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder join forces for a single quality audit standard

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) announced an initiative named AuditOne with the lofty goal of creating a single standard for quality audits among Consumer Packaged Goods and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG/FMCG) manufacturers. It may well succeed, if the supply chain clout of its first four participants is any indication: Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, L’Oreal and Estee Lauder. F4SS and the four hope to simplify, standardize, and streamline the process by which the companies conduct quality audits with suppliers — then, if successful, open AuditOne industry-wide.

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