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BRCGS is a leading global brand recognised by thousands of customers worldwide, and has certificated over 28,000 suppliers in over 130 countries around the globe.

Our 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 our 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 BRCGS 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 Global Standards take a commonsense, 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.

Our Global Standards are currently available in 15 languages with additional translations being developed to further improve your suppliers' understanding and consistency. Recognition of the BRCGS 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. We offer a set of tools to enable them do this.

The 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 Global Standards, 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 multilingual training team can provide cost effective and flexible in-house training 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 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 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 our Global Standards by purchasing a copy of the relevant Standard from the BRCGS Bookshop.