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BRCGS Global Standard for Storage & Distribution

Take control and improve the quality of your storage and transportation logistics management systems to consistently meet customer expectations of product safety.

The unique aspects of food and beverage product logistics are addressed in this BRCGS Global Standard. It intends to fulfil the due diligence concept and applies to any player in the food and beverage supply chain, including packaging materials and consumer products. Certification demonstrates your commitment to the safety, quality and operational criteria required to fulfil obligations with regards to legal compliance and protection of the consumer in B2B (e.g. product/ingredients manufacturers), retail and catering.

What is the standard

The BRCGS Global Standard for storage and distribution covers the complete supply chain, from transportation, storage, wholesale, e-commerce and cross docking to the farm or processor, via the retail depot, store or internet supplier and all the way to the final consumer. Certification comprises assessment of a company’s premises, operational systems and procedures against the requirements of the standards. The standard supports users meet customer requirements, fulfil legal obligations and protect consumer by:
  • Providing a common basis for evaluating companies involved in storage and distribution of products.
  • Enabling accredited certification of companies supplying products and services to retailer and allied industries.

Benefits of becoming certified

Certification to the BRCGS Global Standard for storage & distribution by an independent third-party is a requirement of most retailers and brand owners, as well as food processors. Becoming certified means that your organization can:
  • Provide evidence of commitment and, in case of a product safety incident, legal defence in the frame of the due diligence concept.
  • Build and operate a management system capable of better meeting product quality and safety requirements and legal compliance.
  • Benefit from a tool for product safety performance improvements by monitoring and measuring product safety performance effectively.
  • Facilitate effective product recalls.

Getting started

To be certified, you first need to implement the required procedures into a system complying with the standard’s requirements. DNV is an accredited third-party certification body and can help you throughout the journey starting from relevant BRCGS training to self-assessments, gap analysis and certification services. Learn more about how to get started on the road to certification.

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