HR1-3: Follow-up audit comparisons

Results of follow-up audits carried out at 25 suppliers in Europe, 31 suppliers in Latin America and 27 suppliers in Asia Pacific during 2011. Initial audits of the same suppliers were completed in 2010 and 2011. As in previous years, the outcome of the audits indicate considerable improvement by most suppliers. Issues not yet solved are either minor or areas that will require long term changes in current procedures to accomplish sustainable improvements. Further follow-up is needed.