The cost advantages from buying packaging from an overseas supplier are clear. However these advantages come with the inherent risk that you are never sure who you are dealing with and what that might mean for your business.
One quite recent case was of a global fast food chain got into hot water when it was discovered that some of its packaging was made from pulp from the trees of Indonesian rain forests. Even the big boys can get it wrong sometimes! We will look into supply chain security, employment rights, hygiene, quality, and if necessary the political stability of the country. We keep a constantly updated list of counties we will not use for a variety of reasons.
All the overseas businesses we recommend have ISO, BRC (or equivalent) or that have been rigorously assessed by us. However you might have a supplier who you wish to use who has none of the relevant accreditations, but you still need to know that they are safe for you to use. Hemsley Solutions will undertake these audits on your behalf to the standards you require. If you are unsure we can audit the company to our own high standards and issue a confidential report for you accordingly.
Packaging Consultants and Technologists
"Listening, Consulting, Packaging"
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