Supply chain policies are covered in part TOBCSC3150 of this
guidance. These two factors should be considered together to enable
us to take an overall view of matters relating to a tobacco
manufacture’s supply chain policy.
A score of 0 would be appropriate if we are satisfied that the manufacturer has taken all reasonably practicable steps to comply with his duty and we would not issue a penalty. A maximum score of 15 would indicate a policy not fit for purpose and / or not being followed.
Note: As the manufacturer's supply chain policy is a statement of the actions he intends to take to comply with his duty, there is a potential risk of double counting particularly with factor 2. This needs to born in mind when evaluating these factors.