Commitment goes beyond compliance. A strong organisational culture can help create and sustain personal commitment to food safety at every level of the company.
Organisational culture is comprised of self-sustaining patterns of feelings, thinking, believing and behaving that determine “how things are done around here”. It is both determined and characterised by a set of formal and informal elements that we refer to as the organisation’s “DNA”.
PwC has identified six organisational elements and their underlying practices that have the greatest impact on food safety culture. Each of these can either facilitate or hinder the development of a mature food safety culture and the achievement of food safety objectives.
Specificity and targeting are keys to successful culture change. PwC’s Food Safety Culture Assessment tools identify the specific areas that can be improved for the best possible impact.