Global Standard Ethical Trade Responsible Sourcing (Issue 2.1) Interpretation Guideline
Publish Date: 23 August 2023
It is a requirement that all suppliers undergoing a BRCGS audit to the Global Standard Ethical Trade have access to an official copy of the Standard.
The interpretation guideline is designed to accompany Issue 2.1 of the Global Standard Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing and should be read in conjunction with it. This book helps in the understanding of each requirement of the Standard and identifies methods of compliance.
Examples are given to explain the type of documents, procedures and level of detail that would be required by a certification auditor.
While adherence to the guideline does not specifically form part of the requirement to achieve certification to the Standard (i.e. it does not form part of the audit requirements), companies will need to demonstrate that they have taken account of the topics addressed within this guideline. Examples are given as points to consider but should always be used in the correct context relevant to the business. Practices should be able to withstand challenge by an auditor and be in line with good industry practices.
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