Successful completion of the BRCGS certification: Christiansen Print secures award for high safety and quality standards

21.02.2022 Christiansen Print, based in Lower Saxony, has been awarded the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Certificate. By achieving classification A, the European market leader in flexo and- digital preprint is expanding its expertise in the further processing of packaging materials for food products.

In January this year at the Northeim site, Christiansen Print successfully completed the first- certification in accordance with the Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials (Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standard BRCGS). The result: Class A – the second best of five possible classifications. Michael Weber, Head of Corporate Strategy + Marketing explains: “This award proves we are setting an important course for the future. The demand for paper-based solutions for direct food contact has increased noticeably, not least due to the changes in the Packaging Act.” 

The BRC Global Standard specifies quality and safety requirements for packaging materials and packaging. Acquiring the globally valid certificate helps companies provide proof of quality assurance, therefore demonstrating the safety of the processed products. Auditing and certification is carried out by an independent audit and recertification and a re-audit can be carried out after one year. 
“The standards include specific requirements for operational management in terms of product safety, quality and hygiene. Quality management is a key issue for us,” adds Weber explaining the importance of the certificate. “Because we are a supplier in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors, amongst others, product quality and product safety are our top priorities. We view the guarantee of safety for the entire supply chain as extremely important. This certificate means we can present this transparently and clearly to customers.” 

To prepare for the certification, a high five-digit sum was invested in the site. This investment included implementing extended plant security measures and some renovation work. Certification in accordance with BRC Global Standards is also planned for the company’s headquarter in Ilsenburg (Saxony-Anhalt) next year. Initial preparations are currently underway with investments in the site also being planned.