BRC - British Retail Consortium
Developed by British Retail Consortium (BRC), it is a commercial organization of the United Kingdom which represents the interests of its retailers; Global Standard BRC – Food – was created to establish a standard for due diligence and approval of the suppliers. The standard has been adopted by food manufacturers worldwide. The certification for this standard helps manufacturers, brand owners and retailers fulfill their legal obligations and protect consumers. The standard covers a comprehensive scope of product safety areas, as well as legal responsibilities and due diligence for both suppliers and retailers.
WQS is the only Brazilian company recognized and accredited by BRC, and it has auditors in Brazil which makes the certification easier and feasible for several food companies. BRC certificate is a requirement for the food companies intending to trade in markets of the United Kingdom and Europe.