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Steps to Ethical Trade Certification

How to get Certified

How to become Certificated

Getting the benefits of the Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Global Standard is a simple process. We have outlined how to get a food safety certificate below, with the steps you need to take. Remember, if you need help along the way, you can contact us here.

Step 1:

Download the Standard and the Interpretation guidelines from the Store, which you will need as you move through the steps to getting BRCGS Certified.


Step 2

Our pre-sales support team are here to talk to you should you need help or guidance, whether it's navigating the site or if you need more information.


Step 3:

Learn about the scope, requirements of the standard, as well as the auditor’s perspective by attending training in a format that suits you and your team.


Step 4:

Download the self-assessment tool from our Help and Guidance page and measure your operation against the requirements of the Standard to help prepare you for your certification audit


Step 5:

Choose a BRCGS registered Certification Body from the Directory to perform the audit of your operation and register you as BRCGS Certified

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Products to support compliance

  • Food Safety Culture Excellence

    Support your compliance with our culture assessment and also reduce non-conformities

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  • Confidential Reporting

    Set up a whistleblowing system to stay compliant with BRCGS standards and regulation 

    Confidential Reporting whistleblowing and case management front cover

  • Training

    We have a range of auditor and Site training courses to learn about the Standard from the experts

    BRCGS Training Book A Course