Published on March 1, 2021

Freshcare is introducing QR codes on certificates across all its Standards to add a greater level of security and allow users to access real time up to date information on a business’s certification at the click of a button.

The QR code is embedded in the certificate, helping to protect against misuse and minimising the ability to fraudulently alter data; strengthening the trust of the certification process in global supply chains.

Freshcare CEO Jane Siebum said: “We are continually looking at ways to add value to our participating businesses and members, particularly through emerging technologies that provide efficiency savings in terms of time and resources. We are thrilled to be one of the first to bring this technology to our certified businesses and increase the speed and ease at which the supply chain can access and verify the latest Freshcare certification information.”

Each certificate will have its own unique QR code relevant to the Standard held with Freshcare. The linked data will include the latest certification and audit details, number and location of sites, and any notifiable changes to the business’s status.

“Introducing QR codes to Freshcare’s certification process does not add any additional cost, it simply ensures the supply chain can be confident that they have the latest and most accurate certification information,” said Ms Siebum.

Freshcare certified businesses will start to receive the QR coded certificates progressively from Monday 1 March.