SOBEN scored highly in an audit of the company’s quality assurance benchmarks as they were verified for the first time by Achilles, the leading provider of supply chain monitoring systems.
Achilles connects suppliers to leading buyer organisations, and Soben comfortably met the requirements to be listed as a supplier on the influential online network.
The credibility of the Achilles listing was welcomed by Managing Director Scott Smyth, who said: “I am delighted in receiving third-party verification from the leading accreditation body, Achilles.
“This gives all our clients confidence in our robust quality assurance processes. I am very proud of all of the team at Soben who put in hard work in documenting our already very stringent internal processes .”
In verifying the integrity of Soben’s processes across audits of Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental standards, the company scored impressively, with outstanding marks across all categories.
The Achilles system validates a supplier’s’ systems against a set of standards to provide a buyer with the assurance that the supplier has the ability to work within a prescribed framework.
And by giving member organisations the opportunity to provide information once only and share it with all, it avoids any duplication of effort and associated waste of resource time.
Around 860 of the world’s leading buying organisations and 133,000 key suppliers currently benefit from being members of the network.
They include some of the world’s best-known companies including Shell, Balfour Beatty, Toyota Motor Europe, E.ON, EDF, Chevron, Maersk, Iberdrola, Aston Martin, Jaguar Landrover and Exxon Mobil.
Achilles was founded in 1990 with the goal of helping organisations to identify, assess, qualify and monitor suppliers – and, therefore, risk – throughout the supply chain.