Growers and Suppliers should refer to the following document to ensure appropriate selection of a Certification Body (CB) to conduct their HARPS Audit (Scheme Rules – Appendix 2 Certification Body Matrix).
HARPS Participating Retailers decide which CB’s are approved to audit on their behalf for Tier 1 businesses. Please refer to the HARPS Decision Graphic to determine which Tier your business falls under.
HARPS Auditor Approval Program
It is important for auditors to accurately and consistently interpret the elements within the HARPS standard.
The HARPS Auditor Approval Program has been developed to communicate fundamentals of the HARPS Scheme, transfer knowledge on current and important issues faced by participating retailers and improve upon the current competency of the HARPS auditor base.
The program works closely with the HARPS Retailer Group to build upon auditor competency and capability through carefully considered training and development of both auditors and CB’s.
New auditors to HARPS must complete a mandatory training session which involves examination, and on successful completion complete a witness audit with a HARPS approved Assessor.