Benefits of the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution:

Global recognition

The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution is a leading global scheme and is internationally recognised as a badge of quality and used by specifiers and brand owners in all parts of the world.

The best auditors

All our audits are carried out by a global network of highly trained certification bodies and training partners. We set exceptionally high standards when it comes to the competence, qualifications and experience of our auditors. All BRCGS certification body performance is closely managed and monitored by BRCGS, which other schemes don't do.

Customer confidence

Whether you’re an established global supplier or based in an emerging market, the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution will ensure your customers have confidence in your production programs and supply chain management. Many retailers, brand owners, raw material processors and packaging manufacturers around the world support the use of the Global Standard and accept it as part of their supplier approval process.

Brand recognition

You can display the BRCGS logo on your publicity materials, stationery and website, and your business will appear on the BRCGS Directory. The BRCGS Directory can share your audit report and certificate, which significantly reduces your administrative burden.

Cost effective

If your business is prepared, the only cost will be that of the audit as determined by your certification body. Wider global recognition of the Global Standard by your customers reduces the need for expensive duplicate audits.


We have an established Technical team who are highly experienced in the storage and distribution industries and are available to answer any technical questions.

Standards development

We have expert International Technical Committees to ensure the ongoing development of the Global Standard can be achieved by a process of collaboration and industry feedback keeping it relevant and practical.