Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Program

help and guidance

If you have queries about how to interpret the Global Standard for Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Standard or the Ethical Risk Assessment Module or how it’s audited, or you have any questions, comments or requests, the BRCGS Technical team are here to help. Please contact us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

To learn more about the Ethical Risk Assessment Program we have published an Introduction to BRCGS Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Risk Assessment Program



One of the first steps in preparing for an audit is a self-assessment or gap analysis to identify areas for additional preparation. BRCGS have developed a self-assessment tool to assist with this process. Click on the relevant link to download the document.


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

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