Supplier Audits (Green Card® Method)

Supplier Audits (Green Card® Method)

The quality of your suppliers has a significant effect on the success of your company. Large buyers put a lot of effort into reviewing and evaluating their subcontractors, but most often they do it retrospectively, after they have run into problems. Green Card® Method is an effective way of proving the capabilities of your suppliers.

Green Card® certification is a “work permit”, a concept that has been acknowledged by large multi-national buyers. It measures the capability of suppliers and brings their strengths to the attention of large buyers. Green Card® supports suppliers in continuous improvement and introduces viewpoints specifically requested by the main contractors.

Evaluation is based on pre-delivered material and an evaluation visit. After evaluation, Kiwa Inspecta delivers a detailed report, which also acts as a quality reference to customers and also other stakeholders. If there are weaknesses, Kiwa Inspecta provides solutions thorough instructions for their development.      

Green Card® certification can also be used as a step on the way towards quality management system certification. In the Green Card® Method, large buyers have picked the elements of ISO 9001 they find most important to start with. Green Card® certification is also a good base for building your own quality system. An increasing number of ISO 9001 certified companies use Green Card® to better fulfil their customers’ expectations. Companies that are certified by Kiwa Inspecta enjoy maximized synergy in the ISO 9001 certification audits.  


  • Proves quality during the process line
  • Quality report works as a reference
  • Improves possibilities to get contracts with large buyers
  • Helps to develop operations effectively and in a customer-oriented way, according to main contractor needs.