BRC IoP Global Standard

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) together with the Institute of Packaging (IoP) created the BRC/IoP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials establishing an internationally recognised packaging standard.

Gaining BRC/IoP certification gives your brand an internationally recognised mark of quality, safety and responsibility. The programme is designed to be efficient, reducing the need for multiple audits and helping you to improve your processes. 

As one of more than 14,000 BRC certified manufacturers in 100 countries, you will benefit from increased consumer confidence and open your business to new opportunities.

The BRC standard demands high levels of compliance, and the certification programme is wide ranging, including gaining management commitment, hazard and risk management, and product and process control. We have been involved in development of the standard right from the beginning, so we have in-depth knowledge of the certification process and it’s requirements. As your partner, we will support and guide you through the whole process. The Standard is updated regularly, is globally recognised, and is used as a framework for the production of safe, quality packaging materials complying with legislation. Intertek has been involved in the development of the BRC/IoP Standard from its introduction and has contributed to the preparation of the Standard. 

We are accredited by UKAS to carry out audits against the Standard for paper, plastics and metal packaging. Intertek is also a BRC-Approved Training Establishment that offers programmes such as:

  • Implementing the BRC / IoP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials – Issue 4. This is a 2 day course.
  • Upgrading from the BRC/ IoP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials from Issue 3 to Issue 4. This is usually a 1 day course.

Intertek is a world leading food safety certification body, with accreditation for globally recognised programmes including the Food Safety System Certification (FS22000), British Retail Consortium Food Standard (BRC), International Featured Standards (IFS Food), and Safe Quality Food (SQF). Our expert food safety auditors can work with you to guarantee your products are produced, prepared, packaged, distributed and certified to the highest standards of food safety.

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