Quality and Risk Management
Our quality and risk management process starts with supplier qualification, but is an ongoing process. We crisscross the globe to identify core suppliers in each major commodity group. We take a long-term approach and invest with our suppliers to improve costs and supply chain efficiencies over time. And we continually monitor performance and work with our suppliers to maintain and continuously improve their quality programs. Our quality expectations are documented in our Supplier Quality Expectations manual and in detailed specifications which include storage conditions, packaging requirements and other details to ensure product quality and freshness.