BRCGS is run by a Board and a Management Team. The technical content of the Global Standards are governed by a Technical Advisory Committee and there is an additional steer from two International Advisory Boards based in Europe and North America.

Technical Advisory Committee

The Global Standards and the associated schemes are managed by the BRCGS Technical Team and are governed through a number of committees (see diagram below), each of which works to a set of defined terms of reference.

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) is made up of organisations that have an interest in the development, implementation and maintenance of BRCGS' Global Standards. The IAB are from major retailers and producers with global reach and reputation, and have technical expertise in fields relevant to the Global Standards. The IAB is headed by an independent Chairman with a global understanding of how the Global Standards operate.

Terms of reference for members of the BRCGS International Advisory Board:

  • To review and advise upon strategic issues relevant to the development of the Global Standards with a view to protecting and enhancing their global reputation.
  • To advise on threats to, and opportunities for, the growth and development of the Global Standards.
  • To review performance of all aspects of the Global Standards, receive reports on internal compliance and advise on procedures to protect the integrity of the schemes.
  • To direct and review activities of the Technical Advisory Committees as appropriate.