Alana, you just write them out of the program as part of the annual reassessment. This ONLY applies to the non mandatory items
It has ALWAYS been my experience that when joining a company where the program was specifically written to satisfy the GFSI and not the actual facility, they become cumbersome, enormous and, most importantly, really easy to not achieve the score you desire.............basically painted into a corner
At one post, I cut the program by 1/2 and achieved a better score
Par it down so you can meet the requirements AND manage the program..........get creative in your thinking, there is always more than one way to get to the same end
Caution: just because you're small doesn't mean the process is simple, so just make sure you can justify the changes, and changes, to the auditor in a way that is clear and based on sound judgement.
For me, it's helpful to have the code on 1 screen, my policy/program in hard copy, a red pen and the records on another screen---then you can follow the process on paper and see what shakes out........a lot of module 11 can be combined into records and programs, just as long as its crystal clear
Golden Rule to any program Do what you say and say what you'll do