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Title: BRC Global Standards


1
BRC Global Standards Joanna Griffiths Technical
Packaging Manager BRC Global Standards
2
Heritage of the BRC Global Standards
Brand owners inspect their own suppliers
Issue 3 incorporates non-food packaging
Before 1996 1998 2000
2008 2011
  • Issue 1 Global Standard for Food Packaging
    published
  • Brand owners join to create a common Standard for
    Food

Issue 4 published in February 2011
3
Managing the Standards
Governance Strategy
Committee
International users
Define policy oversee progress
Global Standards Team
Certification Body Co-operation groups Discussion
between CBs on technical issues progressing
implementation
  • Technical Advisory Committees
  • One for each Standard
  • Retailers and other stakeholders
  • Production review of Standards
  • Interpretation issues
  • Review training materials

User Feedback
All governed by agreed terms of reference
4
BRC Global Standards
Storage and Distribution
Consumer Products
Storage Distribution
Food
Packaging
Packaging
www.brcbookshop.com
5
Key features of the BRC Global Standards programme
  • Third party accredited programme
  • Retailer led
  • International stakeholder consultation
  • Rapid response to issues/developments
  • Suite of training programmes targeted to all
    stakeholders
  • Centrally controlled compliance program
  • Central database of audited manufacturers

6
BRC certificates by Standard(November 2010)
Submitted by gt 100 Certification Bodies
7
Packaging certificated sites by country (top ten,
April 2011)
8
Issue 4
  • Published Feb 2011
  • Implemented
  • 1st Aug 2011

9
Issue 4 - Features
  • Food and non-food packaging
  • Includes packaging materials
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging
  • Focus on
  • Hygiene/cleanliness
  • Quality NEW

10
Categories
  • High Hygiene Risk
  • Packaging that comes into direct contact with
    food products (or other hygiene sensitive
    products). Primary packaging used for food or
    other hygiene sensitive products where no
    absolute barrier is in place.
  • Low Hygiene Risk
  • Packaging for consumer products and the
    secondary and tertiary packaging for all uses.

11
Packaging Standard Structure
  1. Senior Management Commitment and Continual
    Improvement
  2. Hazard and Risk Management System
  3. Product Safety and Quality Management System
  4. Site Standards
  5. Product and Process Control
  6. Personnel

12
Issue 4 new features
  • Fundamental clauses NEW
  • Grading system NEW
  • Preparation and planning section NEW
  • Printed packaging material controls
  • Response to recent issues

13
Certification Process
  • Obtain Standard www.brcbookshop.com
  • Self Assessment training course optional
  • Select Certification Body www.brcdirectory.com
  • On Site Audit
  • Critical, Major, Minor Non-conformities
    Identified
  • Correct non-conformities 28 days
  • Certification Decision
  • A or B C
    D
  • 12 months 6 months
    Uncertificated

14
BRC Directory
Private - password protected
  • Access allocated to certificated sites
  • Full audit reports available for download
  • Comprehensive reporting suite
  • Access to consenting manufacturers details only

15
BRC Directory
Public - accessible to all
  • Details of all certificated manufacturers -
    searchable by country, Standard, category, scope
    keyword
  • Updated daily ensuring accuracy
  • Visibility
  • Only officially recognised resource of
    certification information
  • Shop front
  • Retailer use for sourcing suppliers
    www.brcdirectory.com

16
Relevance of the Standards
  • A recent survey by the BRC shows
  • 103 the number of countries with sites
  • Italy is the largest market outside of UK in EU
  • 91 of sites see value in BRC certification
  • 67 find that certification brings new customers,
    and use this in marketing
  • Sites see the Directory as a valuable way to
    secure new customers

17
Global Standard for Packaging
The Standard has evolved well, with a better
application to packaging materials and not
specifically food manufacturers
Reflecting realistic requirements for the industry
maintain the user friendliness of the BRC
Standard, is practical in use
Continuous improvement of the Standard. Maintain
the integrity of the Standard.
18
Future Objectives
  • Standard of Choice
  • Most appropriate to market requirements
  • Content
  • Simple certification process
  • User friendly prompt communication and issue
    resolution
  • Trusted
  • Management of Certification Bodies and auditors
  • GFSI benchmarking
  • Opening up new global markets committed to the
    use of GFSI Standards

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THANK YOU
For Information please visit www.brcglobalstanda
rds.com
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