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This course will provide auditors who have audited against Issue 5 of the Standard with details of the changes to format and content of the Standard, with a review of audit protocol and BRCGS expectations. It includes particular reference to the changes that better reflect the diversity of the packaging industry and how this affects them.

This will also be an opportunity to effect calibration of auditors to ensure the effectiveness and consistency of audits against the Standard to BRCGS requirements.

Before attending this course, delegates should download and read a copy of the standard, which is available as a free download from the BRCGS Store.

This course is aimed at:

  • Current Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 5 Auditors
  • Certification Body personnel responsible for technical review


At the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the reasons for changes to the standard including industry developments
  • Be able to explain how the changes will benefit retailers, manufacturers, auditor and consumers
  • Understand the changes from Issue 5 including changes of format of the standard, changes to existing clauses, new requirements and clauses, and additional modules
  • Recognise the changes to the protocol of the standard