Import Requirements Program
Lowe's Enterprise QA Import program applies to all import vendors where Lowe's and its subsidiaries (Lowe's USHI, Lowes's Canada/RONA) serve as the importer of record. QA requirements are determined based on vendor type.
Bundled Assessment Program
This program applies to all "New" factories for Type A vendors' initial assessments and consist of:
Lowe's Enterprise Responsible Sourcing (RS) Program
Lowe's Enterprise has worked with other key retailers to find ways to reduce audit fatigue resulting in a new template named Retail Ethical Sourcing Assessment ("RESA"). The goal is to avoid multiple assessment fees incurred by a vendor which supports multiple retailers. The RESA template is currently being accepted by Lowe's Enterprise and The Home Depot (THD) to avoid multiple assessments of THD's and Lowe's Enterprise vendors where the same factories are being used. The primary objective of the RESA is to ensure that the products being sourced are manufactured in safe facilities, workers are treated well, paid wages in accordance to the law and hours worked within legal limits.
The Enterprise Quality Assessment (EQA)
The Enterprise Quality Assessment (EQA) focuses on such topics as quality systems, key processes, ensuring consistent quality products, etc.
Contact the 3rd Party directly for testing protocols, pricing and service requests.
Inspections apply to all import vendors/factories only.
Inspection Training Manual: