QAIC (Packaging) Ltd is a division of QA International Certification Ltd, and is located within the Organisation's Headquarters at Darlington, County Durham.
Certification to the various BRC Standards form a seperate Sector Scheme amongst the many accredited and own branded certifications offered by QAICL. It is QAIC Packaging's responsibility to directly administer this scheme, and to service and manage the auditing of all companies seeking registration to the BRC and FSMS standards on behalf of the QAICL group.
BRC Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials
The BRC Global Standard for Packaging was initially developed and published in 2001, and we are now auditing to Issue 5 of the standard, which was published in July 2015, and implemented in January 2016. The standard provides a framework for all types of Packaging manufacturers to assist them in the production of safe packaging materials, and to manage product quality to meet customer's requirements.
The BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution was initially developed and published in 2006, and we are now auditing to Issue 3 of the standard, which was published in August 2016, and implemented in February 2017. The standard has been developed to cover all activities which may affect the safety, quality and legality of the products stored and distributed, and of additional contracted services provided by storage and distribution companies.
Many companies hold multiple standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001, and through our office, we can administer the process of multiple audits, whilst also saving companies money by having audit teams visit together to bring all standards in line with each other with regards expiry dates.
Through our training partners, we offer various on-site and off-site training options for the needs of all industries, with special emphasis on those in the Packaging and Storage & Distribution sectors.