13-03-2020 • Encore Group, Packaging

Top marks for packaging division

We’re pleased to announce that Encore Packaging Solutions has been awarded one of the industry’s highest accreditations for the third year in a row.


Following our two-day audit at the end of last year, we have now been awarded the BRC Global Standard’s highest AA grade, which means we can continue all our work with the food, pharmaceutical and pet food industries, while clients can be assured that we offer high quality products made in a safe and highly-rated environment.


The audit is a thorough and involved process, encompassing a tour of our site in Peterlee, meeting and talking to different departments and a whole lot of paperwork – the auditor goes through the BRC standard clause by clause, looking for evidence for compliance to each clause.


However, the hard work has paid off, and we’ve received top marks for the third year running, with the audit even describing our setting as perfect.


“The site itself is perfectly suited for the manufacture of food packaging. The plant is of modern construction and is large enough to provide significant room for growth to meet the company aspirations.”


However, perfection is not just for audit day; the Encore team gives it their all every day of the year to make sure we’re always providing the very best for our clients.


Laura Johnson, group environmental and quality manager for Encore Packaging Solutions said: “Our AA rating is testament to a fantastic year-round effort from all employees, and everyone has been involved in order to maintain such a high standard.


“We also have brilliant support from directors and senior management, who constantly reinforce procedures and requirements. We’ve had this certification for three years now, which proves that our system is maturing while we’re maintaining our standards.”


Whatever we do, we ensure we do it correctly, well and continuously – not just when the spotlight is on us.


In line with BRC Global Standard’s requirements, we will have our next audit in 12 months.

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