BRC Global Standard - Consumer Products

Ensuring consumer confidence in product safety

Developed by the British Retail Consortium, a UK trade organisation that represents the interests of UK retailers, the BRC Global Standard – Consumer Products was created to establish a standard for due diligence and supplier approval for the consumer products market.

What is BRC Consumer Products?

Retailers have an obligation to supply safe and legal products to consumers and must take all reasonable precautions and exercise all due diligence in the avoidance of failure, whether in the development, manufacture, distribution, advertising or sale of products.

With the increasing demand for retailer branded products, the standard will help to ensure that products meet consumer expectations with regard to quality and safety.

It is particularly suitable for manufacturers that supply consumer products to UK retailers, regardless of the product or country of origin. The standard is designed to cover manufactured products that come under the scope of the European Union General Products Safety Regulations (2005) and any additional product related legislation.


  • Adoption of a hazard and risk management system and appropriate controls
  • A documented and effective quality management system
  • Effective control of the site environment, product, process and personnel

What are the benefits?

  • Improve quality and safety management systems
  • Increase confidence in the quality and safety of your products
  • Meet legal, regulatory and due diligence requirements
  • Raise your credentials and reduce the number of supplier audits
  • Demonstrate your commitment to quality and safety standards