Global Standard for Storage and Distribution provides the essential certification link between the range of BRC manufacturing Standards and the end user, the retailer and the food service company.

The Standard is designed to ensure best practice in handling storage and distribution of products and promotes continuous improvement in operating practices.

This Standard includes the audit requirements, scheme rules and background to the Standard and provides the basis for an accredited certification of sites storing and/or distributing food, packaging and consumer products. It also enables certification where in addition, sites wholesale product or carry out a range of contracted services.


The BRC Storage and Distribution Standard is a leading global brand and enable companies storing, wholesaling and/or distributing food, consumer products or packaging to gain an accredited certificate. It also enables certification of a range of contracted services commonly operated by storage companies on behalf of their customers. It is designed to take account of the often diverse operations and networks making up the distribution chain.

Customer confidence

Whether you’re an established global supplier or based in an emerging market, the Standard will ensure your customers have confidence in your production programs and supply chain management. Many retailers, brand owners, raw material processors and packaging manufacturers around the world support the use of the Standard and accept it as part of their supplier approval processes.