The selection recognizes DNV’s contribution to assure the quality and integrity of certification to advance food safety.
BRCGS’s Food Safety Europe 2023 awards were announced as part of the organization’s annual Food Safety Europe conference held on 1 February in London. Winning the award also made it official that DNV has retained its the 5-star KPI rating. This is the service performance rating issued by BRCGS, reflecting the overall management of the BRCGS scheme by the certification body.
“We are very proud to receive this award and to be a 5-star certification body for the BRCGS food standards. This achievement is all owed to our technical team and auditors,” says Stefano Crea, Global Market & Industries Director in Business Assurance in DNV. “Standards and independent certification are increasingly essential for companies to ensure consumer safety and business continuity. In DNV we strongly believe it is our obligation to contribute to advance certification to help companies improve and build trust.”
The BRCGS Certification Body of the Year award is an indication of DNV’s ongoing commitment to supporting innovation and excellence in standards development, training and third-party certification for companies in the food and consumer products sectors. Only BRCGS 5-Star Certification Bodies are eligible for this award, which is a performance measure of competence and professionalism in delivery of BRCGS audits.
BRCGS is a market-leading global brand that helps build confidence in the supply chain. Its global food safety standards, such as BRCGS Food and Packaging, are benchmarked by GFSI. The aim is to set the benchmark for good manufacturing practice and help provide assurance to customers that products are safe, legal and of high quality. The Certification Body of the Year is awarded for showing ongoing and dedicated support for the Global Standards Programme. It recognises the certification body’s ability to help stakeholders implement and achieve BRCGS certification.
“I am delighted to announce that DNV as the winner of the Certification Body of the Year at this year’s Food Safety Europe Conference. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with DNV and rely on excellent partners to deliver our certification programmes throughout the world. DNV is a five-star partner that strives to ensure that customers get the best value from our programmes. They continue to grow their geographic coverage and deliver our wide portfolio of programmes to all operators in the food supply chain to support our vision of delivering science for a safer world,” says Angela O’Donovan, Head of Standards BRCGS.