Glossop Cartons maintained three of its existing accreditations recently, furthering its commitment to providing high-quality products and reliable service to its customers.
We were very happy to be awarded an A-Grade in our BRC Audit, which was a welcome addition to our other accreditations: ISO 9001: 2015 to indicate quality management systems, ISO 14001: 2015 for environmental management, and BS OHSAS 18001 for compliance with occupational health and safety management systems.
The BRC Audit, or BRC Food Safety Audit, is the British Retail Consortium‘s official assessment of a food manufacturer’s adherence to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, which we at Glossop Cartons take very seriously.
The company was founded in 1996 by retailers who wanted to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain, and BRC publish a family of standards referred to as BRC Global Standards and BRC certification is certified compliance with one of these standards.
We also welcomed accreditation by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which highlights our achievements in responsible sourcing of forest-derived materials. With a passion for sustainability, we are committed to helping our clients discover the most ethical packaging resources, such as wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.
Glossop Cartons manufactures printed cartons for many well-known food providers across the UK, with our Printed & Plain Cartons being a firm favourite among them. Highly versatile, retailers like them because they offer an array of shapes and styles and offer efficient use of space for transportation, storage and merchandising at point of sale, whilst consumers like them for their visual impact and green credentials.
The BRC Audit followed the successful audit for Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) which Glossop Cartons passed earlier this year too. GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff.
Playing a key role in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical packaging, most noticeably for our Skin Pack Cards which is a popular, highly flexible and economical method of packaging, Glossop Cartons was thrilled to be rewarded for its high standards. The GMP audit recognises that Glossop Cartons is meeting customer and consumer expectations and working to ensure the quality and safety of our products.