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  • Writer's pictureKeith Phillips

Remote Auditing – a Long Term Solution, Not just a Stop-Gap

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Market leaders like GLOBALG.A.P. are ahead of the game and have already invested in remote auditing solutions - both their own and by working with software industry leaders.

Health worker in full PPE

Last week the WHO reported that “A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection. However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment — and there might never be.”

With second and third waves of Covid-19 crossing the world and sending countries into repeated lockdowns, it’s clear that the food compliance industry needs to find long-term solutions to deliver remote auditing; it’s the only way to ensure that supply chain food quality remains high.

The quick-fix solution of using video conferencing calls and spreadsheets is not a sustainable solution. Work is more labour intensive; quality standards are much harder to assure, and data is complex and ‘heavy’ to move around the world.

As World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says of Covid 19 “The way out is long and requires a sustained commitment”.

Remote Auditing is the new normal. And luckily, the technology has already been developed. it's in place and it's ready to use.

“Once auditing industry-leaders realise that remote auditing technology is the long-term solution that they will need to ‘buy-into’, we will see a sharp rise in the number of certification bodies and assurers rushing to get robust solutions in place”.

GLOBALG.A.P. recognise where the industry is heading and the type of solutions that are required to fill these new requirements – long term. Their Audit Online system is influencing the industry with new technology.

Jochen Baumarten, VP and CTO of GLOBALG.A.P.

Jochen Baumgarten,


“We are pleased to support QLBS in offering an independent way for GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies to meet our requirements for audit and inspection data reporting.

With QuantumLeap, certification bodies have the opportunity of getting an inspection and audit management tool that can be customised to their individual needs and is intended to connect seamlessly with the GLOBALG.A.P. Audit Online system to avoid double entry work.

With the use of QuantumLeap, certification bodies can also choose to digitalise their business processes across schemes within their portfolio, to avoid having different procedures for each process." 

Don't delay the transformation of your service offerings at the risk of getting left behind.


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