It was time for our annual BRCGS Packaging Audit recently, only this time with the added spice of an unannounced visit. As BRCGS veterans and AA rating holders since the rating’s introduction in the standard’s Issue 5 in 2016, the team were equally calm and apprehensive of their first ever unannounced inspection – a requirement which only recently crept into the GFSI Benchmarking criteria.

With the Auditor keen to ensure he arrived on the shop floor within the prescribed 30-minute timeline for unannounced visits, our team lost no time at all to showcase the incredible efforts of our production teams. In familiar fashion, our Compliance Manager Shaine Gill-Ohrt, supported by Louise Anderson, took the auditor through every aspect and element of the system and our site to ensure that the Audit covered all of the requirements.

The outcome? A fantastic AA+ rating awarded to us, with the joint lowest level of NCRs in our certification history. What makes our most recent streak all the more impressive, is that we have successfully navigated the increased scrutiny laid upon us by having had the pleasure of hosting 2 of only 12 BRCGS Approved UK Auditor Training Partners as our certification Auditors for the past 5 years. So, it is fair to say that these 2 have given our system the most thorough assessment we could have asked for.

A superb testimony to the continuing efforts of our teams to ensure we truly embed our integrated management system and process-based thinking in all that we do.

Shaine Gill-Ohrt – Compliance Manager

At Skymark Packaging, we take great pride in producing high-quality plastic flexible packaging for our customers. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve recently passed our unannounced BRCGS audit with flying colours, achieving a grade of AA+ BRCGS. This is a huge accomplishment for our company, and we’re excited to share the news with our valued customers.

For those who may be unfamiliar, BRCGS is a globally recognised accreditation body and one of 2 GFSI benchmarked schemes, underwriting certification to a host of standards, such as Food Safety, Packaging and Transport. It’s a rigorous certification process that evaluates a company’s practices and procedures, with the goal of ensuring that their products are safe, legal, and of a high quality. At Skymark, we’re committed to meeting and exceeding these standards, and our AA+ BRCGS grading is a testament to that commitment.

So what does this mean for our customers? First and foremost, it means that they can trust us to produce packaging that meets the highest standards of safety and quality. Our BRCGS certification is a mark of assurance that our products are manufactured in a way that minimises the risk of contamination, and that our processes are designed to ensure consistency and reliability.

But beyond that, our AA+ BRCGS grading is a reflection of our commitment to continuous improvement. We’re always looking for ways to enhance our processes and make our products even better, and our BRCGS certification is just one way we demonstrate that commitment. By working with Skymark, our customers can be confident that they’re partnering with a company that is dedicated to providing the best possible products and service.

We’re incredibly proud of our recent achievement in passing our BRCGS audit with a grade of AA+. We know that our customers rely on us to provide safe, high-quality packaging solutions, and we’re committed to continuing to meet and exceed those expectations. Thank you for choosing Skymark Packaging as your partner in flexible packaging – we look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.