BRC Global Standards appoints Mike Wilson to develop a range of ethical trade assurance products and services

London, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards have appointed Mike Wilson to develop a range of ethical products and services to complement their own range of quality and safety manufacturing standards that over 26,000 sites currently use globally.

Mike Wilson brings a huge amount of experience in this area and has joined the company to spearhead a new initiative that utilizes the core company skills of Standards writing and management, auditor training and competence together with a rigorous compliance programme that can be applied to any organization’s brand and consumer protection activities.

BRC Global Standards is intent in creating a range of ethical products that closely meets customer requirements and goes beyond currently available schemes.

In addition, as Mike is based in South Africa, he will represent BRC Global Standards in the sub-Saharan region working with brand owners to increase supply chain resilience through scheme adoption and training.

Mark Proctor, CEO, BRC Global Standards, said: “Our organization stands for trust and confidence in third party certification schemes in product quality and safety. In our own research and customer engagement we believe that having a presence in the ethical space together with our approach to Standards development, auditor training, performance management of certification body partners and the whole area of compliance will be of global benefit for the industry. We look to develop our own set of ethical products and services that will drive this extremely important area forward in the future”.

Mike Wilson added “I am delighted to be joining the BRC Global Standards team and assisting them in developing the capability and the capacity to be able to deliver a range of Ethical Trade assurance services. My association with BRC Global Standards stretches back many years and I have always held them in high regard. There is no doubt that their unique skill set and reputation will quickly establish them as a high-value; high quality service provider in this space and both suppliers and global brands and retailers will see immediate benefit from the BRC Global Standards involvement in this important area of global trade.”

Notes to Editors

About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 25,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global 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. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson has worked for the past 17 years developing and delivering a range of assurance solutions to global brands and retailers as well as their supply chains. As an experienced ethical auditor, he has owned and operated an ethical auditing body and has worked extensively with retail supply chains to enable them to address complex issues around social accountability and ethical trade.

Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience in writing Standards and has worked with several international and national Standard owners to design, develop and deliver the full suite of ethical trade solutions – from Standards development through to auditor training and calibration.

Media Contact:
South Africa: +27 (0)82 838 7927
London: +44 (0)20 3931 8146

Source: BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial partnership to drive best practice and Standards in the food safety industry

London, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that sees both organisations continuous commitment to help its customers mitigate their risks throughout the food industry.

BRC Global Standards strategic focus is to continually innovate and demonstrate best practice for customers and partners whilst maintaining its position as the largest GFSI approved food safety Standards certification scheme.

The strategic partnership enables the ongoing collaboration and development of new initiatives aimed at supporting the goals of BRC Global Standards and Rentokil Initial through the creation and adoption of new products, services, industry best practice and Standards.

Mark Proctor CEO at BRC Global Standards, said: “We are very pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Rentokil. We see a significant opportunity to help our respective customers adopt best practice and benefit from two of the best solutions providers in the food safety industry. We are excited about the opportunities this partnership presents to help drive best practice and continual improvement for our customers”.

Notes to Editors

About BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 25,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global 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. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information, please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contact:

+44 (0)20 7854 8980

Source: BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards and NSF International to run four roadshows in India this November

LONDON, 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards and NSF International are proud to announce they are running four roadshows taking place in India from the 2nd to the 6th of November. They will be held Monday 2 November in Delhi, Tuesday 3 November in Mumbai, Wednesday 4 November in Bangalore and Thursday 5 November in Chennai.

BRC Global Standards and NSF International will be promoting the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 and the Global Markets programme. As certification to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety continues to grow, BRC Global Standards and NSF International are working together to provide opportunities to recognise and encourage the development of food safety systems in small sites where the full requirements of the Standard may add less value, and in sites that are still developing food safety management systems. The new Global Markets programme will now enable audits and recognition against a set of requirements of the Standard identified as basic level and a further set of requirements at intermediate level.

Mark Proctor, CEO of BRC Global Standards, said: “The development of the Global Markets programme has provided a great opportunity in emerging markets, such as India, to provide effective stepping stones for factories to progress towards full certification. The levels also provide recognition of attainment at basic and intermediate levels, which are increasingly recognised by customers as providing assurance about the food safety systems operated at their supply sites. We are delighted to be able to work jointly with NSF International to deliver this message on the upcoming roadshows.’’

Peter Bracher, Managing Director of NSF International, said: “During my work in India I’ve seen many good food operations who shared a passion to meet full BRC certification and so drive their export potential. In practice this can be a big step, so I’m delighted to see that the Global Markets programme will provide a simpler path towards full certification whilst also giving recognition for making those first vital steps. All of us at NSF International are happy to support the BRC with their new initiatives.’’

Roadshow Agenda

BRC Global Standards
• Introduction to the BRC Food scheme and the Global Markets programme
• Analysis of BRC certificated sites in India
• Overview of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 requirements

Case Study
• From a recently certificated site: why they decided to go for certification, how they prepared, how they found the process, recommendations for others

NSF International
• Explanation of the audit process
• How NSF International can support sites
• NSF International capabilities
• Relationship with BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards
• Explanation of the Global Markets programme – an ideal entry route

Notes to Editors:

About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contact: BRC +44 (0)20 7854 8980

About NSF International
NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

The NSF Global Food Division provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, from agriculture, produce, processing, distribution and dairy, to seafood, retail and restaurants. Services include Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification (SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC, IFS, BAP and CanadaGAP), plus expert auditing, consulting and technical services, HACCP validation and inspection, organic food certification through Quality Assurance International (QAI), and specialty food verification and certification (including Non-GMO Project and gluten-free). NSF is also the leading certifier of foodservice equipment, nonfood compounds and bottled water/beverages.

Our services in India:

• Training for food standards, food safety and management systems
• Auditing and certification for HACCP, BRC, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, Global GAP
• Inspections
• Supplier auditing and development
• Retail audits
• Drinking water quality and component certification
• Food equipment certification

BRC Global Standards publishes the second edition of its annual report titled Food Safety – A Global View

LONDON, 2015-4-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards, the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards for the manufacture of safe, legal and quality products, today announced it has published the second edition of its annual report titled Food Safety – A Global View.

Each year, BRC Global Standards collects vast amounts of data and information during food safety audits. In 2014, the BRC conducted audits in 120 countries covering over 17,000 food sites.

This year, we have adopted a slightly different approach to the analysis, categorising the data by food group rather than by country. The report sets out key findings and analysis from the 2014 audits. It provides a global view of food safety information and performance data, covering all the 18 categories in the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.

Suppliers and retailers will now be able to benchmark sector performance on a global scale, accessing richer information on the specific trends and performance levels within their particular food and drink categories

BRC Global Standards publish a series of Standards that cover Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Agents and Brokers, and Consumer Products, covering the full supply chain. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufactures fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers who use the Standards as part of their brand protection processes.

Mark Proctor, CEO BRC Global Standards said: “At the heart of the programme is a commitment to sharing best practice to help improve food safety, and with this data and analysis available we are providing a consistent global picture of manufacturing performance, as well as unprecedented depth of insight for the industry.”

Food Safety – A Global View 2015 is available to download from the Knowledge Centre of the BRC Global Standards website.

Notes to Editors:

About the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the UK’s leading retail trade association. It represents the full range of retailers, large and small, multiples and independents, food and non-food, online and store based.

About the BRC’s Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit the BRC Global Standards website.

Media Contacts: BRC Press Office +44 (0)20 7854 8924 / +44 (0)7921 605544

 

FUCHS LUBRITECH partners with BRC Global Standards to offer BRC certificated suppliers a range of food grade lubricants and services

LONDON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — FUCHS LUBRITECH (part of the Global FUCHS Petrolub Group), the world’s leading manufacturer of speciality food grade lubricants for use in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries is partnering with BRC Global Standards to offer BRC certificated suppliers a range of food grade lubricants and services.

The FUCHS Group has a worldwide reputation for outstanding performance and product quality. Their UK manufacturing site is audited to the highest levels and has been awarded a wide range of quality standards. As a major producer of lubricants and industrial greases, FUCHS is fully committed to producing high quality products to improve the process efficiency of manufacturers. In addition, Fuchs Technical services team support in reducing environmental impact in purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, waste generation, energy consumption and storage and disposal of lubricants.

Mark Proctor, Chief Executive of BRC Trading, added: “We are delighted to be working with such a highly respected organisation and believe the products and services being offered through this business partnership will provide considerable value for BRC certificated sites.”

Richard Rogers, Fuchs Lubritech UK Division Manager, added: “The FUCHS CASSIDA brand is a synonymous with quality and integrity in the field of lubrication – NSF H1 registered and manufactured in ISO 21469 compliant operations. Through our partnership with BRC Global Standards, we are confident we can deliver tangible benefits from effective lubrication to certificated sites”

Fuchs Lubricants (UK) PLC – www.fuchslubricants.com Telephone: +44 (0) 1782 203700 e-mail: contact-uk@fuchs-oil.com

Notes to Editors

About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality standards programmes for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contacts:

BRC Press Office +44 (0)20 7854 8924 / +44 (0)7921 605544

BRC Global Standards reaches over 4000 subscribers worldwide for its new online publications platform BRC Participate

LONDON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards today announced reaching over 4000 subscribers worldwide for its new online publications platform BRC Participate. The subscription site, which hosts over 140 BRC publications along with other content and resources, was launched just four months ago in November 2014.

BRC Participate BRC Participate provides online access to all BRC Global Standards and publications supporting the Standards, with all documents linked clause by clause to allow readers to drill down in greater depth in any area of the Standard.

An innovative and powerful online management system, BRC Participate offers an invaluable resource for sites, and can be an asset in growing knowledge and improving consistency. The digital offering helps suppliers all over the world to manage businesscritical information in support of quality control, safety, technical requirements and business processes.

Mark Proctor, CEO of BRC Trading, said: “BRC Participate is the most convenient and flexible way to access all the content produced by BRC Global Standards, with the five Standards, Interpretation Guidelines, all supporting publications, webinars and many more resources available online in one place. Over the coming months we will be adding further publications to help all manufacturers understand the BRC Global Standards certification scheme.”

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Notes to Editors

About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality standards programmes for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.
You can visit BRC Participate at www.brcparticipate.com

Media Contacts:
BRC Press Office +44 (0)20 7854 8924 / +44 (0)7921 605544