BRC Global Standards is a leading global brand recognised by thousands of customers worldwide, and has certificated over 25,000 suppliers in over 120 countries around the globe. 

BRC Global Standards help your suppliers embed reliable processes, systems and – crucially – behaviours. So almost any organisation involved in the production of goods will see the benefits of being certificated against BRC Global Standards, which have been designed to help embed quality processes, policies and procedures and to help reduce risks to your customers.


Achievable and cost effective


Developed by industry experts and other leading stakeholders, the BRC Global Standards are rigorous and detailed, yet easy for your supplier to understand – whether they’re an established global supplier or based in an emerging market. The BRC Global Standards take a common sense, risk-based approach, and provide a clear step-by-step path towards certification. There’s also a comprehensive support package to get your suppliers started.

And because there’s a straightforward certification process it means there are no hidden costs. If your supplier is prepared and confident about achieving certification, the only cost will be that of the audit. That will be charged at the local rate too.

The BRC Global Standards are currently available in 15 languages with additional translations being developed to further improve your suppliers’ understanding and consistency. Recognition of the BRC Global Standards by your suppliers will also reduce the need for expensive duplicate audits.


Demonstrating best practice


Your suppliers need to continuously demonstrate how they’re consistently delivering on quality. BRC Global Standards offers a set of tools to enable them do this.

The BRC Global Standards lay out good practice for the manufacture of safe and legal products and the requirements and systems that underpin them. They also help build a company-wide culture that ensures the company meets its obligations to produce safe and legal products.


Flexible training


Our global training infrastructure ensures your suppliers are well informed about how to implement the BRC Global Standard, prepare for their audit and achieve certification. Over 200 Approved Training Partners (ATPs) throughout the world offer accredited training courses in local languages. A highly skilled and multi-lingual training team can provide cost effective and flexible in-house training that’s tailored to the needs of your supplier.


Highly trained auditors worldwide


All our audits are carried out by a global network of highly trained certification bodies and training providers. We have exceptionally high standards when it comes to the competence, qualifications and experience of our auditors, and they’re closely monitored too. This ensures the audit standards are stringently maintained. Audit reports are standardised too so there’s consistency worldwide.


Ongoing technical support


We have an established, highly experienced BRC Technical team that provides support and leadership and is available to answer any technical questions. We also have expert International Technical Committees to ensure the ongoing development of the BRC Global Standards through a process of collaboration and continuous improvement.

If any of your suppliers or customers has any issues, there’s an established and transparent complaints procedure that ensures matters are investigated thoroughly and vigorously followed up.

Find out more about BRC Global Standards by purchasing a copy of the Standard from the BRC bookshop.