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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Certifying Suppliers for Consumer Protection

BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 29,000 certificated suppliers over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRCGS’ Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. Certification to BRCGS’ Standards is now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations. In India BRCGS has close to 1000 certified sites across our Standards which is managed from the South Asia office in Gurgaon.

Developed by retailers and used by all types of organisations, the BRCGS Global Standards is one of the market-leading global brands that help build confidence in the supply chain.

Their Global Standards for food safety, packaging materials, storage and distribution, and consumer products set the standard for good manufacturing practice, and help provide assurance to their customers that their products are safe.

BRCGS directory is the platform where all audits are uploaded, and specifiers and brand owners can ask a supplier to share the result and be notified of any resultant non-compliance or grade changes.

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Soon this Global Standard became invaluable to other organisations in the sector, not just in the UK, but across the world. It still is regarded as one of the benchmarks for best practice in the food industry. And it’s this benchmark and its worldwide use that’s seen the Global Standard used, not just to assess retailer suppliers, but as a framework by which many companies base their supplier assessment programs and manufacture of branded products.

BRCGS published the first issue of the Packaging Standard in 2002, followed by the Consumer Products Standard in 2003, Storage and Distribution Standard in 2006, Agents and Brokers Standard in 2014, the Retail Standard in 2016, and the Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Standard in 2019.

Each Global Standard is regularly reviewed, revised and updated at least every three years after extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders.

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