Maintaining certification and the BRCGS Service Package
All BRCGS certificated sites, regardless of certification standard, have exclusive access to the following tools to support the maintenance of their certification and help with continuous improvement:
The BRCGS Directory
The BRCGS Directory is the official database of all BRCGS audits. It is a global ‘shop window’ when it comes to brands and specifiers looking for competent and trusted suppliers. This Directory listing not only maximises a certificated sites online exposure, but it also allows them to share audit documents with customers, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, brand owners and other specifiers.
BRCGS Technical Support
BRCGS provides support to certificated sites all year round, not just at annual audit. The BRCGS Technical Helpline provides quick and easy access to BRCGS experts.
B2B Licence to use the BRCGS Brand
Certificated sites are provided with a B2B licence to use the BRCGS brand to demonstrate their credentials and to support marketing efforts. This is their 'license to trade' as BRCGS is widely recognized and accepted by 70% of the top 10 global brands.
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The BRCGS Service Package
Sites that are certificated to one of the GFSI-benchmarked BRCGS Global Standards are provided with additional tools and resources through the Service Package. This contains a wealth of tools designed to help businesses improve and achieve greater success. As the only GFSI scheme to provide this service package, it ensures sites can get the best value from BRCGS, in addition to the management system certification process.
Sites must be certificated to one of the following global standards to be eligible for the service package:
- Food Safety
- Agents and Brokers
- Storage and Distribution
- Packaging Materials
Participate – Access to our dedicated online portal containing thousands of pounds worth of technical guidance, informative documents and supporting materials. These resources are a valuable resource for getting the full value from our core standards and setting a path of continuous improvement.
BRCGS Horizon Single Lens - Through the BRCGS Directory, certificated sites can access a single lens view of their BRCGS audit data presented in a dashboard format. This allows sites to see collective summary data of their audit history which can help to highlight trends in non-conformances, grade changes and improved performance over time.
BRCGS Professional – Our holistic learning and development programme covering the core skills and behaviours required to implement BRCGS Standards within your site. The programme produces qualified, engaged and empowered leaders that can drive your organisation forward.
Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing – free access to our Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Guidance and Risk Assessment module. Be prepared to respond to brand requirements and the growth of the conscientious consumer.
Food Safety Culture Basic - a new free introductory module for BRCGS certificated sites that provides early sight into your cultural performance and will support your planning. It allows for 6 respondents and generates an online report across 2 categories and 2 dimensions.