We understand that auditing is not a means to sustained supplier performance, but it is an important measurement tool to receive continual feedback on the effectiveness of our programs. Every year, we audit suppliers making up 95% of HP’s supplier spend. Audits are conducted by third party certified auditors who perform an extensive three-day audit against our Supplier Code of Conduct. The audit is made up of an evaluation of the supplier’s management systems including document verification, inspections of the facility including dormitory and canteen, and worker interviews that must be done in the native language of the interviewee. Suppliers that require an audit must receive a full audit at least once every two years, however, if any nonconformances were found, they must be swiftly corrected and implemented within a 30-day window and verified by a follow up audit.