SGS offers a broad range of food safety, quality and sustainability audit and certification services.
With specialist teams in every industry, SGS brings global best practices into play to ensure that your processes and operations meet and exceed the required market regulations and standards.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification
Enhance your access to global markets with GFSI certification. SGS can audit you against a number of schemes that are either approved or recognised by the GFSI, including:
- Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
- BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
- International Food Standard (IFS)
- Safe Quality Food (SQF)
- Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000
Other food industry certifications
Wherever you are in the food value chain, SGS can independently audit your processes or systems against the requirements of world-class standards such as:
- Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) programme
- Good manufacturing practices (GMP)
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Meet unique business needs with SGS’ custom audit and certification programmes. Bringing the company’s experience and expertise together in one place, these schemes build on existing standards and certification schemes to improve quality and safety standards across the industry:
- Animal Welfare
- Food Defense
- FSMA audits
- GMO and GE Standards
Second party audits
SGS accurately assesses the performance of suppliers and industry partners against your specific requirements and/or industry standards and requirements for food safety, quality and food defence.
The company ensures that your organisation and partners are maintaining the standards you have specified.
SGS’ food supplier audit programme independently assesses compliance and performance of suppliers against your chosen criteria and code of practice in addition to international standards.
Complex and diverse global food chains require organisations to be certified against many different international standards. We are experts in combining the parallel requirements of many of the standards and can cover them effectively through a customised single audit.
SGS can meet your organisation’s specific needs, reduce audit time and operational disruption, as well as deliver savings in both management time and cost.
Seafood sustainability schemes
SGS’ seafood sustainability schemes demonstrate your commitment to providing a safe and sustainably sourced product. The company works with industry bodies to mitigate the risks and protect your brand, including:
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
- Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (MSC CoC)
- GLOBALG.A.P Aquaculture
Corporate social responsibility
Transparent and responsible supply chains are an essential element to ensuring effective controls of the food chain as well as social responsibility in relation to labor standards. SGS offers a broad range of audit, training and certification services, including:
- Business Social Compliance Initiative (BCSI)
- Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA)
- Initiative Clause Sociale (ICS)
- ISO 26000
- SA 8000
- Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
- Tailored client schemes for social audits