Why Choose the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers?

The Global Standard for Agents and Brokers is designed to promote best practice on product safety, quality and the operational criteria required to fulfil obligations with regard to legal compliance and consumer protection.

Customer Confidence

Whether you’re an established global supplier or trading locally, the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers ensures your customers have confidence in your operational services and supply chain management.

Many retailers, brand owners, raw material processors and packaging manufacturers worldwide support the BRCGS Standards and accept them as part of their supplier approval processes.

You can also use certification as a marketing tool by displaying the BRCGS Certificated Site logo on your publicity materials, stationery and website. Your business will also be listed on the BRCGS Directory.

Achievable and Cost-Effective

Developed by industry experts, the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers is rigorous and detailed, yet easy to understand. The Standard is designed to reflect best practice and provide a common sense, risk-based approach to product safety and certification.

There is a straightforward certification process, which means there are no hidden costs. If your business is prepared and confident about product safety, the only cost will be that of the audit, which is charged at a local rate.

Highly-Trained Auditors Worldwide

All our audits are carried out by a global network of trained and experienced certification bodies. We have exceptionally high standards when it comes to the competence, qualifications and experience of our auditors, which are closely monitored. This ensures the audit standards and certification process is stringently maintained and consistent worldwide.


The BRCGS Technical team provides support and is available to answer any technical questions you may have. If you have any concerns, there’s an established and transparent complaints procedure that ensures any matters are investigated thoroughly and vigorously followed up.