PDI awarded Grade ‘AA’ in the BRCGS Certification for second consecutive year
PDI International – a trusted UK manufacturer of innovative and sustainable infection prevention wiping solutions – announced today that it has achieved Grade ‘AA’ in the Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standard (BRCGS) certification for Packaging Materials, for the second consecutive year.
The BRCGS certification is an internationally recognised benchmark that helps a site or operation demonstrate that they are providing products that are legally compliant, safe and high quality.
PDI was awarded the highest AA grading following a rigorous and detailed audit of its UK manufacturing facility in Corby, in January. The certification demonstrates that the company is upholding the highest standards of safety for all packaging processes.
Chris Hill, Regulatory, Quality & NPD Director commented: “The BRCGS standard is one of the most recognised symbols of quality and safety, which certifies our products for their compliance and high quality. It allows us to demonstrate our credibility as reputable private label manufacturers and is positive affirmation that we have robust processes assuring quality, compliance and authenticity.”
To achieve the ‘AA’ rating, companies must meet a set of rigorous standards related to food safety, quality, and legality, under Packaging Standards Issue 6, set up by the BRCGS governing body. These must be witnessed by an on-site auditor during the site visit.
As part of the certification process, the BRCGS conducted an extensive two-day audit of PDI facilities in Corby, which included a thorough assessment of several key areas, requiring them to demonstrate that they meet strict site standards for hygiene, facilities and equipment, high standards for product safety and quality, as well as demonstrating that all staff involved in the production and use of packaging materials are adequately trained.
The BRCGS certification will provide PDI International with a competitive advantage in the marketplace and further strengthens its commitment to providing its customers with safe, high-quality products.
Chris added: “Following a rigorous evaluation of our facility, we hope that achieving the highest grade, for two years running, can continue to inspire confidence and trust in our customers and demonstrate that quality and safety systems are in place across all our processes.”
PDI, who have also just been accredited as a member of Made in Britain, are experts in manufacturing innovative and sustainable wet wipes, offering high-quality products for every need and for a range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail. The company manufactures for many of Europe’s leading wet-wipe brands.
PDI’s high-speed, in-house formulation manufacturing plant – based in Corby has been developed to provide the highest quality water (UV, DI and RO) at pharmaceutical grade.