Within the supply chains for hygiene products many quality audits are conducted on an ongoing basis. As there are multiple quality standards in use, audits made by converters often result in duplicated efforts for a single supplier. Suppliers face multiple audits against standards which are essentially similar and only differing in the details, causing confusion.
This can be addressed with a voluntary minimum standard, which can deal with the industry need to focus on verifying and ensuring quality requirements rather than formalities. In early 2018 it was exactly this idea that led towards today’s Quality and Audit Programme.