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Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE)

The WSE Program offers a set of standards and criteria that adhere to global best practices in food safety and product safety, ensuring Woolworths provides its customers with top-quality and responsibly sourced products.

Key Benefits

Strategic Partnership with Woolworths

As an approved Service Delivery Partner for Woolworths Supplier Excellence, Intertek SAI Global provides Woolworths Supplier Excellence audits across all continents in the world.

Our partnership with Woolworths across auditing, training and other compliance services spans over 30 years and is underpinned by a dedicated Account team.

Credible Expertise and Capability

Intertek SAI Global is not only the leading auditing body in Australia, but also one of the world’s largest, with over 35 years of industry experience across the Assurance risk portfolio.

Our auditors have extensive experience in the industries within which they audit, ensuring that audits are practical and value adding. Rigorous onboarding and ongoing professional development ensure only the best auditors work for Intertek SAI Global.

First Class Delivery and Support

With more than 1,200 employees across 130 countries, delivering over 100,000 audits each year, the Intertek SAI Global team has the experience and resources to support each customer’s unique requirements.

We provide dedicated and local scheduling support to simplify administrative processes and communication. Our team can also assist suppliers with access to additional resources and support including webinars, whitepapers, training, technical expertise and more.

What is the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program?”

The Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program applies to businesses which have been nominated by the Woolworths Business Teams as part of the contractual requirements for supply. The Supplier Excellence program is by Woolworths’ invitation only and no Supplier can formally engage in any part of the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program process without Woolworths’ consent.

What Does the Program Cover?

The Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program covers Woolworths branded food, formulated non-food, consumer goods, pet food and animal feed products, as well as Ready to Eat food served in-store, such as sushi and sashimi. Agents and Brokers associated with the supply of products are also covered under the Woolworths Supplier Excellence standards.

What Types of Woolworths Supplier Excellence Audits can Intertek SAI Global Deliver?
  • All manufactured food categories
  • Meat, poultry, and seafood
  • Dairy Products
  • High Care and High Risk products
  • Consumer Products (Non-Food and Formulated Non-Food)
  • Pet and Animal Feed products
  • Brokers, Agents, and Head Office audits
  • Service Provider audits
Steps for Woolworths Suppliers

If your organisation is required to undertake a Woolworths Supplier Excellence audit, please speak to your Woolworths Technical Specialist to begin your onboarding process. Once you have decided on your preferred Certification Body (CB), you will need to notify Woolworths so that they may assign your audit to your chosen CB. Your CB will be able to assist you with a quotation for the audit and information on how the audit process works.