BRC Global Standards have appointed Mike Wilson to develop a range of ethical products and services to complement their own range of quality and safety manufacturing standards that over 26,000 sites currently use globally.
Mike Wilson brings a huge amount of experience in this area and has joined the company to spearhead a new initiative that utilizes the core company skills of Standards writing and management, auditor training and competence together with a rigorous compliance programme that can be applied to any organization’s brand and consumer protection activities.
BRC Global Standards is intent in creating a range of ethical products that closely meets customer requirements and goes beyond currently available schemes.
In addition, as Mike is based in South Africa, he will represent BRC Global Standards in the sub-Saharan region working with brand owners to increase supply chain resilience through scheme adoption and training.
Mark Proctor, CEO, BRC Global Standards, said: “Our organization stands for trust and confidence in third party certification schemes in product quality and safety. In our own research and customer engagement we believe that having a presence in the ethical space together with our approach to Standards development, auditor training, performance management of certification body partners and the whole area of compliance will be of global benefit for the industry. We look to develop our own set of ethical products and services that will drive this extremely important area forward in the future”.
Mike Wilson added “I am delighted to be joining the BRC Global Standards team and assisting them in developing the capability and the capacity to be able to deliver a range of Ethical Trade assurance services. My association with BRC Global Standards stretches back many years and I have always held them in high regard. There is no doubt that their unique skill set and reputation will quickly establish them as a high-value; high quality service provider in this space and both suppliers and global brands and retailers will see immediate benefit from the BRC Global Standards involvement in this important area of global trade.”
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About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 25,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global Standards' guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.
The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.
About Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson has worked for the past 17 years developing and delivering a range of assurance solutions to global brands and retailers as well as their supply chains. As an experienced ethical auditor, he has owned and operated an ethical auditing body and has worked extensively with retail supply chains to enable them to address complex issues around social accountability and ethical trade.
Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience in writing Standards and has worked with several international and national Standard owners to design, develop and deliver the full suite of ethical trade solutions – from Standards development through to auditor training and calibration.
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