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BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards

The worldwide
Standards of choice

BRC Global Standards

BRC and the GFSI

Now in its fifth edition, the BRC


Global Standard was the first
Standard to be approved by the
Global Food Safety Initiative
(GFSI)

BRC Global Standards

What is the BRC?

The BRC is the leading Trade


Association representing UK and
International Retailers.

BRC Global Standards

What is the BRC Global Standard


scheme?
A market leading, third party
certification scheme that specifies
safety and quality criteria for the
manufacture, packaging and
storage and distribution of food
and non-food products

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards

What are the BRC Global


Standards for?
Certification to a BRC Global
Standard verifies technical
performance, aids manufacturers
fulfilment of legal obligations and
helps provide protection to
consumers and retailers

BRC Global Standards

The BRC Technical Services


Team
Dr Geoff Spriegel
Director of Global
Standards and Technical
Services

David Brackston
Senior Technical
Manager

Linda Crane
Technical Manager
Consumer Products

Karen Hagan
Technical
Manager

Matthew Perry
Customer Support
Co-ordinator
(matthew.perry@brc.org.uk)

Compliance Manager
TBA

Antony Harrison
Directory Services Manager

BRC Global Standards

What is third party certification?


An independent review by the certification
body of the operation of control systems via
audit
The audit is systematic, gathering evidence
to objectively determine whether criteria
detailed in the Global Standard have been
met
A certificate provides a measure by which
manufacturers can demonstrate compliance
with the Global Standard

BRC Global Standards

The Certification Process


National Accreditation
Body
Approves

BRC Standard

Certification Body
Audits

Suppliers

BRC Global Standards

Worldwide certification
over 12,000 suppliers
Switzerland, 255, 2.3 %
Ireland, 273, 2.5 %

Supplier
certifications by
country top ten

Belgium, 329, 3.0 %


China, 389, 3.5 %

Germany, 505, 4.6 %


United Kingdom, 3447, 31.1 %

Spain, 611., 5.5 %

Netherlands, 710, 6.4 %

France, 710, 6.4 %


Italy, 1176, 10.6 %

BRC Global Standards

Global coverage of
Certification Bodies
110 Certification Bodies
approved by the BRC
Operating from 300 offices in
73 countries

BRC Global Standards

great reasons to

choose BRC Certification

BRC Global Standards

Confidence
Developed and driven by UK and
international retailers
Rigorous and detailed
Tried and trusted
Database of BRC certificated suppliers
Global - 90 countries
Widely used by Food Businesses
throughout the supply chain

BRC Global Standards

Credibility
10th anniversary
First Standard in the world to be
approved by GFSI
Original GFSI benchmark document
based on BRC Food Standard
Supported by expert International
Technical Committees

BRC Global Standards

Consistency

Global training infrastructure


80+ Approved Training Providers
Highly skilled, multi-lingual team
Tried and tested BRC learning content
Standardized audit reports
17 translations

BRC Global Standards

Competence
Robust performance monitoring
assessment tools for certification
bodies
Established and transparent
complaints procedure
Rigorous requirements for the
competence, qualifications and
experience of auditors
Auditors registered on central database

BRC Global Standards

Cost
Easy to follow process
Frequency of audit based on performance
Cost effective certification
Standard $54 (after discount)
Training (advised not compulsory)
Audit (cost agreed with Certification
Body)
Administration fee $150 p.a.

BRC Global Standards

steps to certification

BRC Global Standards

1. Getting started
Obtain a copy of the BRC Global
Standard from

www.brcbookshop.com
70% Discount

BRC Global Standards

2. Select a BRC approved


Certification Body

AIB
NSF
SAI Global / QMI
SGS
www.brcglobalstandards.com

BRC Global Standards

3. Attend an approved BRC


Training Courses
Courses available
How to implement the BRC Global
Standard
Third Party Auditor Training
Third Party Auditor Update
Internal Auditor
HACCP Principles
www.brctraining.com

BRC Global Standards

4. Self Assessment
Carry out a Gap Analysis

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5. Corrective Actions
Complete the audit

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6. Gain registration to the BRC


Global Standards Directory
A global database of BRC
certificated suppliers developed to
provide information to users and to
improve the management of the
Global Standards scheme, adding
value for all stakeholders

BRC Global Standards

Retailer benefits
24/7 interactive database of suppliers
Immediate access to audit data for own
suppliers
Reports on own suppliers performance
Performance monitoring of CBs
Notification of activity

BRC Global Standards

Supplier benefits
Increased confidence of retailers and
other users
Global exposure for brands and products
Use of BRC Global Standards logo
Discounted training courses and
publications
Additional supplier benefits and services
Online Newsletter

BRC Global Standards

BRC activity in the USA

USA fact finding visit completed


Supplier briefings May/June
Working with strategic partners
Local presence to develop BRC Global
Standards in America
Develop US Technical Committee
Marketing Communications plan - April

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards

The worldwide
Standards of choice
First Standard to be approved by
GFSI