Company achieves highest rating from leading global consumer protection organization for food safety accreditation.
SAI Global Assurance, a recognized leader in integrated risk management and assurance services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-Star “Excellent” rating from leading brand and consumer protection organization BRCGS – its highest rating for Certification Bodies accredited to audit its standard.
“The five-star rating is testament to our commitment to continuous improvement, auditor capability and expertise and by being awarded the highest achievable rating proves that we have a formidable global BRCGS auditing team,” said Tim Jacob, COO at SAI Global Assurance. “The recognition also acknowledges the professionalism of our support teams and our ingrained customer service centric approach. It also proves our commitment to strengthen an organization’s risk posture; enabling them to better protect their reputation and build trust and brand resilience.”
With the rise of globalization, social media, and an increasingly energized conscious consumer, the food network is under pressure to prove the quality, safety and integrity of its products. A robust food safety management system, such as BRCGS, demonstrates an undertaking to offer full and transparent disclosure on its products to its customers.
To provide transparency in performance, BRCGS awards Certification Bodies with a star rating according to their service performance. This reflects the overall management of the BRCGS certification scheme by the Certification Body head office.
The rating system is contingent upon demonstrated excellence in:
- Quality of written audit reports, reviewed on a sample basis
- Compliance to protocols: How audits are conducted and reported
- Auditor registration and compliance relating to training, experience and competence requirements
- Speed of uploading audit data to the BRCGS Directory
- Communication with the BRC Global Standards compliance team
Tessa Kelly, Operations Director at BRCGS, said: “BRCGS monitors its approved certification bodies closely through its comprehensive compliance program and every six months awards a star rating based on an ever-demanding set of criteria. We offer our congratulations to SAI Global Assurance on their top five-star rating.”
SAI Global Assurance, who has been accredited to the BRC standard since it’s inception in 1998, has 200 auditors operating in over 50 countries and delivers more than 125,000 audits and training courses to over 100,000 people each year.