What is British Retail Consortium?
British Retail Consortium The go-to trade association for all UK retailers, promoting the story of retail, shaping debates and influencing the issues that matter to the industry. This scheme is currently managed under BRCGS. The company was founded in 1996 by retailers who wanted to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain.

BRCGS is a market-leading global brand that helps build confidence in the supply chain. This Global Standards are covering Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Consumer Products, Agents and Brokers, Retail, and Gluten Free. It is set to benchmark for good manufacturing practice and help provide assurance to customers that your products are safe, legal and of high quality.

BRCGS standards are highly recognized among the retailers and also GFSI. They are representing all retailers from large multiples through to independents. The BRCGS Global Standards support retailers and suppliers by providing a leading global product safety and quality certification program.

In a short space of time, this Standard became invaluable to other organizations across the sector. It was and still is regarded as the benchmark for best practice in the food industry. This and its use outside the UK has seen it evolve into a Global Standard used not just to assess retailer suppliers, but as a framework upon which many companies have based their supplier assessment programs and manufacture of branded products.

Currently the BRCGS standards are widely applied, where there are more than 28,000 certificated sites in 130 countries worldwide.

There are four BRC Global Standards:
– BRCGS Global Standard – Food Safety
– BRCGS Global Standard – Packaging And Packaging Materials
– BRCGS Global Standard – Consumer Product
– BRCGS Global Standard – Storage And Distribution
– BRCGS Plant based Global Standard
– BRCGS Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing
– BRCGS Gluten Free Certification Program
– BRCGS Start!
– BRCGS Food Safety Culture Excellence
– BRCGS Agents &
– Brokers
– BRCGS Retail

Benefit Of BRCGS
There are a number of benefits to the implementation and certification of the BRCGS Global Standard:
  • Helps you to meet and focused on the safety, legal and regulatory obligations
  • Addresses due diligence requirements between you and your customers
  • Enhances your product quality and safety management system
  • Shows your commitment to producing quality and safe products
  • Increases your customers confidence in your product’s safety and quality
  • Reduces the number of supplier audits & meet supplier requirements