Update on the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

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BRC Global Standards are pleased to announce that they have published two additional publications to support the development of Issue 4 of the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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These additional publications will help all manufacturers of packaging achieve and maintain certification against the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4 wherever they are in the world.

For immediate release

The first publication to be published by BRC Global Standards is the very first issue of an optional Environmental Awareness Module. The Module has been developed to provide a framework to enable companies to develop an awareness of, and a mechanism for improvement of their environmental awareness and performance.

The requirements of the Module are applicable to any type of company that has premises comprising at least a building and may also include outside areas. Although the requirements of this Module include reference to some packaging materials manufacture and terminology associated with it, they can be applied to any type of site.

The Environmental Awareness Module can be downloaded FREE of charge from the BRC Global Standards website – http://www.brcglobalstandards.com.

The second publication to be issued by BRC Global Standards is a Spanish version of Issue 4 of the Standard. The Standard sets out the requirements for packaging manufacturers and converters to produce packaging in a hygienic environment, which is safe to use and consistently meets the quality specification of their customers.

The Standard, originally produced in 2000 in conjunction with the Institute of Packaging (IOP), was fully revised and reissued in February 2011. The latest version which covers packaging for both food and consumer products was produced with input from a wide base of international stakeholders including packaging manufacturers, retailers, Certification Bodies and independent industry experts under the management of the BRC and IOP.

Joanna Griffiths, Technical Manager Packaging, said: “These additional publications will help all manufacturers of packaging achieve and maintain certification against the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4 wherever they are in the world. The Environmental Awareness Module will help Companies meet the requirements of a satisfactory environmental management system”.

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About the BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards are the world’s biggest provider of safety and quality Standards’ Programs for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offer comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.

For more information please visit http://www.brcglobalstandards.com

Media Contacts:
BRC Press Office +44 (0) 20 7854 8924 / +44 (0) 7921 605544

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