This first element is a minimum quality standard, which specifies minimum requirements for the quality management system of a supplier in the hygiene industry, thus helping to ensure consumer expectations of this industry are met. The word ‘minimum’
indicates this is a common benchmark, developed by EDANA and a wide range of members in the hygiene industry, including both suppliers and converters*. Industry players can apply different and/or additional quality requirements in their business.
The second element is an audit scheme assuring that:
*a wide range of companies have contributed to the QAP, including but not limited to Essity, Fibertex Personal Care, Fitesa, H.B. Fuller, Kimberly-Clark, Mondi, Ontex, PFNonwovens, Procter & Gamble, RKW, Sandler and TWE.