by BFFF
Mar 28th, 2024
4 mins
BFFF

Total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International is delighted after receiving a BRCGS AA+ grade for two of its depots following unannounced inspections.

Oakland International Group Supply Chain Certification & Compliance Manager Louise Smith commented: “This is a tremendous result and down to the sheer dedication and hard work of every depot team member who maintain these exacting quality standards, not just when they know an audit is due but as this result clearly demonstrates, year-round.

“Working within the supply chain food safety is of paramount importance, so for us to not only retain but improve on our BRCGS accreditation, this is a recognised industry endorsement for food quality, safety and responsibility.”

One of the first businesses in their sector to achieve BRCGS accreditation, internationally recognised as the ‘global standard’ for storage and distribution, the standard encompasses all actions undertaken that may affect safety, quality and legality of products handled and stored, with the standard viewed as a cross-function responsibility. All Oakland International’s depots across the UK and Ireland are BRCGS AA graded.

A Certified B Corporation business Oakland International is an authority in direct to consumer, case consolidation, contract packing, storage and distribution, food tempering and brand development support for ambient, chilled, and frozen food, servicing retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK and Ireland, and a distress load management specialist saving unnecessary food and non-food products from going to waste. They are also working towards becoming the first business within their sector to achieve net zero.

Added Louise: “Holding storage and distribution certification across all Oakland facilities provides confidence that the quality and safety of customer products, whist in the hands of Oakland, are maintained.

“Securing BRCGS’s AA+ rating is a clear endorsement for customers and our supply chain partners that they can have absolute faith in every area of Oakland’s operation, from product safety to quality and legality, that they won’t be compromised in any way.”

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