New ISO-Standard for Energy management systems published: ISO 50001:2018
BRCGS has recently made some updates to their programs. We’re committed to supporting your BRCGS certifications and would like to make you aware of some complementary services we provide.
Update:BRCGS Certification Fee
Firstly, BRCGS’ Service Offering Fee will be increasing beginning on August 1, 2020. This is a pass-through fee that will appear on your invoice as BRC Administrative Fee. Please direct any questions regarding this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: Certification Mark
From August 1, 2020 any use of the old BRCGS certification mark will result in a minor non-conformance.
Until then, sites using the old mark but in accordance with terms if use will be notified by their auditor, but not formally recorded as a non-conformity.
Any facility that cannot meet the requirements by August 1, 2020 (e.g. difficulty in changing the design of the livery of fleet of vehicles) should contact email@example.com and we will request what is known as a “concession” from BRCGS on your behalf in valid cases.
From 1 March 2020 sites certified to Food; Packaging; Storage & Distribution ONLY will be required to have at least 1 unannounced audit every 3 years.
This is a significant change and the transition will need careful planning. BRCGS will be putting together a working group to develop clear guidance for CBs, sites and auditors to facilitate this process. Guidance should be made available summer 2020.
Resources: More BRCGS Standards
Did you know, in addition to the Food, Packaging, Storage BRCGS standards we also offer:
BRCGS Agents & Brokers
For companies that buy and sell products but do not own them. The A&B certificate provides a greater degree of confidence than just relying on a food certificate alone. Save 250 GBP when you add A&B certification to your BRCGS Food certification.
Perfect for small companies, the Start! Program provides basic and immediate steppingstones to full certification.
BRCGS Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing
Addressing consumers demands for sourcing transparency, this standard demonstrates your alignment with their values. This Risk Assessment module can be added to any GFSI audit that gathers information and allows a facility to assess its performance. The full standard has been published and awaits Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmarking.
March 1st, 2020 is the nomination deadline for the BRCGS Americas Awards. The categories are: Certificated Site of the Year
If you would like to nominate your own facility, AIB International, our auditors and trainers for any of these sites or would like to nominate your own facility, please let us help you craft your nomination form. In the past AIB International clients have won Certificated Site of the Year and provided finalists for Auditor of the Year. Finalists will be notified the week commencing April 12th, 2020.