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Pre-approval process for suppliers

Guidance for procurement teams working with productions to embed labour rights checks into their pre-approval process for suppliers.


TV productions often refer to lists of pre-approved suppliers, either maintained by themselves or that are shared with them by the broadcasters.

This guidance sets out an approach for procurement teams to build into existing processes. It includes:

  • Approach to pre-approving suppliers

  • Summary process for pre-approving suppliers

  • Inherent risk assessment

  • Supplier assessment questionnaires

  • Further due diligence

  • Assessing suppliers’ responses

  • Supplier engagement

  • Appendix A: Example information sheet for suppliers to accompany the SAQ

  • Appendix B: Example question set for suppliers to TV productions

  • Appendix C: Purchasing practices

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