Benefits of BRC

The British Retail Consortium Packaging and Packaging Materials Standard is the first Standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) benchmarking committee. Automated Packaging Systems is one of 23,000 suppliers in more than 123 countries worldwide to hold the certificate.

Later this year we’ll be amongst the first to hold the new Issue 5 certificate. We asked Quality Systems Administrator Stefan Kurkus about the process and the benefits for all involved.

What’s so special about the BRC Global Standards?

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First and foremost, it’s well recognised by our target market. Holding the Standard gives us access and credibility in the highly regulated food sector. Unlike some more generic standards, this is specific to our segment – focused on safe packaging for the food industry. Its requirements are clear, highly relevant and – although they are demanding – achievable, maintainable and replicable. 

What does it mean for Autobag® and AirPouch® customers?

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In essence they have independent confirmation that we’re manufacturing safe, legal packaging materials that meet all relevant standards. For many customers, it’s a green light to partner with us; it signals our commitment to the high levels of safety, quality and consistency they demand from all suppliers. They know at a glance that we have embedded quality processes, policies and procedures to reduce risks. Ultimately it means we share their commitment to build consumer confidence and brand value throughout the food chain.

How has the certification process impacted on business?

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It’s continuously helping us to maximise safety management performance and, at the same time, to be more efficient and embrace ideas and innovation. As part of the process we’ve implemented systems and operating procedures that reduce waste and improve the quality and consistency of products and services. Peter Wylie and the leadership team have always been committed to employee engagement, but the training and development that’s come with this accreditation has taken that to new heights too.

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality packaging available, visit our Quality page to view our certifications and standards.

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