British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification process

The BRC certification process follows three simple steps:
Complete the Exova BM TRADA request for quote form. This allows us to accurately define your scope of certification and to provide you with a quotation and a competent audit team.
This includes:
  • review of internal documentation
  • evaluation of the location and site specific conditions
  • review of the status and understanding of the requirements of the standard
  • evaluation of whether HACCP, safety, quality, hygiene and other plans and processes are in place and their effectiveness
  • a full audit of the processes and activities defined in the scope
  • a written report on the audit findings and non conformances that need to be addressed
  • ensure all NCRs are addressed and approved and all required timescales are met. 
On completion of step two, depending on the level and number of non-conformities raised, certification will be granted by Exova BM TRADA for either 6 months (grade C achieved) or 12 months (grade A or B achieved). You will be issued with a certificate and certification marks to demonstrate and promote your certification.
A full announced re-audit will be required after 6/12 months depending on the certification grade achieved. An unannounced audit can be conducted for a site that has achieved a grade A or B. Sites granted certification under the unannounced programme will be graded either A+ or B+ and will have their re-audit after 12 months.
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British Retail Consortium certification schemes