Plant-Based Global Standard

Science for a green world

The popularity of plant-based food has been gathering momentum and reflects a growing sense of unease amongst some consumers over the impact that modern industrial farming methods have on the environment and animal welfare practices, as well as the impact of a predominately meat-based diet on our health. Our whitepaper explores these elements more closely providing explanations and statistics of the motivations of consumers. As more and more people seek to maintain a lifestyle that they perceive to be beneficial for the planet and their health, vegetarianism or veganism or experimentation with either is, for many, an appealing choice but it is difficult to find products that fit their needs. 

You are here to change that.

If you are exploring the world of certification, you may have a solution for this demographic and are looking for guidance on how to produce authentic and reliable Plant-Based products. 

Pick your path:

I am a brand owner

 

 

 

I am a supplier

 

Brand owners

Your Brand's innovation with our experience 

If you have a Plant-Based product that you would like produced in a certified site- we can help you find suppliers that have a specialised food safety management system that ensures safe and authentic Plant-Based production.

 

 

Our expertise

We have been in the food safety industry since 1996 and are globally recognised as the most rigorous program owner available in the industry. We have over 30, 000 certified sites across the supply chain and have used our technical experts to merge our Food Safety experience with the emerging plant-based market to build our Plant-Based Global Standard.

 

 

 

 

 

How to win over your customers

Trademarks are an excellent resource to clearly communicate with your consumers that your Plant-Based products are authentic and safe. Our internationally recognised trademarks can be placed on your product packaging when produced at a certified site. Trademarks help customers skip ingredient reading and research, they reference the mark and put your product in their cart. With our resources and safety knowledge we can support you in educating your customers, building your reputation, and trust in your brand.

 

 

 

Be the solution

The value of certification is to ensure safe production and our third-party verification system can assure your customers that your plant-based production methods are both safe and authentic, avoiding contamination of animal by-products. You can support brand owners’ vision of using science for a green world by providing Plant-Based production for an emerging market.

 

 

 

Take action

We’ve created a step-by-step certification process to help you meet demands.

Step 1: Complete our Register your Interest form and a representative will be in touch

Step 2: Sign a Plant-Based Program License Agreement (PLA) and a Schedule A (list of recognised products eligible to carry a Plant-Based Program trademark)

Step 3: Once your supplier has achieved certification to the BRCGS Plant-Based Global Standard, you may then submit your product artwork to BRCGS for approval

Suppliers

Your Supplies with our system

If you are a supplier that is looking to support your customer's needs by offering dedicated Plant-Based production solutions, we can guide you to developing a rigorous Food Safety Management System and provide you a unique offering compared to your competitors.

 

 

Our expertise

We have been in the food safety industry since 1996 and are globally recognised as the most rigorous program owner available in the industry. We have over 30, 000 certified sites across the supply chain and have used our technical experts to merge our Food Safety experience with the emerging plant-based market to build our Plant-Based Global Standard.

 

 

 

How to win over your customers

In the BRCGS Plant-Based Global Standard, certified sites can offer their customers trademarks to put on their product’s packaging as proof of certification and verification of being 100% Plant-Based. This offers your customers a competitive advantage in the marketplace to improve their brand’s visibility and build your reputation in the industry. 

 

 

 

 

Be the solution

The value of certification is to ensure safe production and our third-party verification system can assure your customers that your plant-based production methods are both safe and authentic, avoiding contamination of animal by-products. You can support brand owners’ vision of using science for a green world by providing Plant-Based production for an emerging market.

 

 

 

Take action

We’ve created a step-by-step certification process to help guide you in your journey

Step 1: Complete our Register your Interest form and a representative will assist you in your certification journey

Step 2: Download the BRCGS Plant-Based Standard

Step 3: Sign a Plant-Based Program License Agreement (PLA) and a Schedule A (list of recognised products eligible to carry a Plant-Based Program trademark)

Step 4: Once the proper documentation is in place, you can schedule and prepare for your audit, download the Self- Assessment Checklist as an aid to guide you

Step 5: Once you have achieved certification to the BRCGS Plant-Based Global Standard, you may then submit your product artwork to BRCGS for approval