Agents and Brokers

Managing product safety, quality and legality for non-manufacturing businesses

help and guidancE

If you have any queries about how to interpret the BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers or how it’s audited, or you have any questions, comments or requests, the BRC Global Standards Technical team is here to help. Please contact us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

One of the first steps in preparing for an audit is a self-assessment or gap analysis to identify areas for additional preparation. BRC Global Standards have developed a self-assessment tool to assist with this process.



Guidance documents


How to use the BRC Global Standards self-assessment tools from BRC Global Standards on Vimeo.

We also publish more extensive Guideline documents that identify best practice in particular ways of working, for example Pest Control and Metal Detection, and Interpretation Guidelines which explain each clause of the BRC Global Standard in more detail. These Guidelines provide an invaluable reference tool when preparing for your assessment.

Position statement

During the lifetime of a published BRC Global Standard the BRC Technical Advisory Committees may be asked to either review the wording of a clause in the BRC Global Standard or to provide an interpretation of a requirement or rule.

The decision made by the Technical Advisory Committee is known as a Position Statement. Position Statements are binding on the way the audit and certification process is carried out and are seen as an extension to the BRC Global Standard.

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