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Becoming a Supplier

Supplier Approval Process

The Body Shop has developed a detailed process for identifying and qualifying potential suppliers. The purpose of completing each step in this process, prior to engaging in business, is to:

  • Acquaint potential partners with The Body Shop's business philosophy
  • Ensure partners have systems in place to meet all required quality, regulatory, service level, and materials management requirements
  • Ensure partners engage with the ethical trade programme established by The Body Shop

The following checklist summarises the necessary steps in The Body Shop's Supplier Approval Process:

  • Supplier Briefing
  • On-line Sedex Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
  • Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
  • Supplier Assessments
    • Quality
    • Manufacturing
    • Materials Management
    • Ethical
    • Financial
    • Trade References
  • Signing Agreements 
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & Process Auditing

 Each of these steps is described in more detail in the respective section.