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Project Details
Supplier Development Program - MAKRO & GFSI
sfully trained. 12 companies have already been assessed after the training and more than 90% have revealed significant improvement, complying with the required specifications. First results will be presented at the upcoming GFSI Global Food Safety Conference in February 2011.

Negotiations with Metro Group are ongoing to replicate the programme inRussia with ETRACE as the delivery mechanism, and subsequently also in other countries, as well as to upscale the programme to non-food products, and to cooperate with other leading retailers and manufacturers. Discussions arepursued also with Federalimentare (Italian Food Manufacturers Association) toinclude more retailers and manufacturers.


In 2009 UNIDO/ETRACE hasinitiated a very successful Supplier Development Programme (SDP) in cooperationwith the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Michigan State University andMetro Group in Egypt. The programme seeks to upgrade small and medium sizesuppliers, and thus foster their access to national and international markets.

A first pilot phase focusing on basic level food safety requirements was successfully completed andthe results presented at the GFSI Global Food Safety Conference in January2010. Suppliers were assessed against GFSIbasic level requirementsand received an intensive training before undergoinga second assessment. All together 23 suppliers were assessed and 43 of their quality managers trained in basic level.

Moreover, concrete plans are underway to replicate the programme in Russia with ETRACE as the delivery mechanism, and subsequently also in other countries, as well as to upscale theprogramme to non-food products, and to cooperate with other leading retailersand manufacturers. Currently, discussions are pursued with Federalimentare(Italian Food Manufacturers Association) to include more retailers and manufacturers.

A second Supplier Development pilot phase focusing now on intermediate level has been initiated. Etrace participated in preparing 3 modules of the intermediate level and in translating the remaining 13 modules of the programme.

25 suppliers (including 14from the first batch) are participating in this pilot phase and have been succes

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