Issue 4 - BRC Global Standards

Report
Introducing the Global Standard for Packaging
and Packaging Materials Issue 4
Joanna Griffiths
Packaging Technical Manager
Objectives
Understand the benefits of the Standard
Understand the certification process
Learn how the Standard can be applied to your company
Examine how BRC oversees and manages the enforces
the Standards
Access the BRC Directory
About the Standards
Food
Packaging
Consumer
Products
Storage &
Distribution
Why Global Standards?
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Reduce number of audits
Brand protection
Good practice
Continual improvement
Due diligence
Global Reach
BRC schemes
110 countries
over 18,000 Certificated sites
Approved training provider’s (or ATP’s) are available
globally
Translated into 4 different language
New regions are continually assessed for the need for
translations
Background
2004
Issue 1
Global Standard
for Food Packaging
2002
Issue 2 released
2011
Issue 3 Packaging
and Packaging
Materials
2008
Issue 4 released
Objectives of the Standard
To ensure the quality, safety and legality of packaging and
packaging materials
To assure the users of packaging that the packaging
producer has robust quality and safety systems
Maintain customer confidence in their supply base through
audit and certification
Provides a basis for approval of suppliers by
customers
Scope of the Standard
Prior
operations
Supply of
goods
from stock
Consumer
disposable
goods
Ancillary
packaging
material
Senior
Management
Commitment
Key Principles
Quality
Management
Risk based
System
Senior
Management
Commitment
• No longer ‘belongs’ to technical or
quality departments
• Safety, legality and quality become
part of the company culture
• Ensures continued business if
meeting consumer demands
• Need to provide financial and staff
resources
Quality
Management
• Allow company to review and
improve its operation
• Standard is not prescriptive
about the methods
• To produce safe, legal products
the basic site conditions must
also be adequate
• Pre-requisite programme
Introduction to the Global Standard for
Risk Based
System
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Hazard and risk analysis
Reduce or eliminate hazards
Appropriate allocation of resources
One Standard suitable for a wide
range of products
• Categorising Risk
The Requirements
Senior Management
Commitment
Hazard & Risk
Management
Product Safety &
Quality Management
Site Standards
Product & Process
Control
Personnel
Fundamental Clauses
HARM – Hazard and Risk Management
• Based on HACCP/Codex
• Hazards
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Microbiological
Chemical
Physical
Quality
• Accepts packaging industry norms
• Uses site’s own expertise to manage process
hazards
Certification Process
Defining the Audit Scope
• The scope of the Audit must be agreed between the
company and the Certification Body before
scheduling the audit
• The Certification Body will need to understand clearly
the company to be audited and activities undertaken
The Audit duration
and Process
Slide 21
Non-Conformities
Corrective Actions
• Action plan
• Consider root cause
• Correct non-conformities
• Evidence to Certification Body for analysis
Grading & Audit Frequency
• In line with other Standards
• Sign of Maturity
• Site Aspirations
• Reflection of commitment
• Robust certification
• Certification Body may carry out further visits or question activities
where they think it is necessary to validate continued certification.
• These visits may take the form of announced or unannounced
visits to undertake either a full or partial audit.
Audit Report and Certification
Certification Body uses a Standard report template from the BRC
Auditor must complete the report using his/her notes
- recording conformity
- recording non-conformity
It is uploaded to the Directory www.brcdirectory.com
If the Audit is successful the Certificate is issued to the site
Sites can allocate access to their report to their customers
Certification Body Performance Monitoring
Certification Bodies must be Registered, Approved and Accredited
The BRC recognises that the factors that give clients confidence are:
Quality
Consistency
BRC runs a quality assurance programme
BRC provides feedback on the performance of each Certification Body
through a key performance indicator (KPI) programme
The KPIs translate to star rating, visible on the Directory
Companies audited against the Standard can provide feedback on the
performance of the Auditor
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The Benefits of Using the Standard
Internationally recognised
Comprehensive Scope
Quality and Hygiene systems
Accredited audits
Viewed on BRC Public Directory
Continual improvement
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