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TUV Rheinland Receives Extended British Retail Consortium Accreditation: Certified Body for Testing in Accordance with the Global Standard for Consumer Products

2010-02-02 09:00
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COLOGNE, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --

TUV Rheinland has been approved by Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Akkreditierung (German Accreditation Organisation) as a certification body for the testing of all product categories in accordance with the internationally recognised Standard for Consumer Products of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). As such, TUV Rheinland will expand its testing activities - which already cover a wide spectrum - to include food and non-food items as well as the certification of management systems.

In addition to product safety and quality, the specifications of the BRC Standard also cover legality issues in the production of goods. Numerous European trading companies have already had their suppliers audited in accordance with this standard and are assisting in developing it further. When certifying the management systems of suppliers and producers, TUV Rheinland can call upon its global presence, including around 1,000 auditors in 61 countries. For example, thanks to its own subsidiaries, TUV Rheinland has been represented in Asia for over 30 years where it has over 2,600 employees, whose primary activities include product testing and the certification of management systems.

The BRC Standard was primarily developed to make it easier for retailers and producers of consumer products that fall within the scope of EC Directive 2001/95 on general product safety to meet legal requirements. This legal conformity is ensured by means of the independent certification of a supplier in accordance with the BRC Standard. At the same time, auditing and certification according to this standard helps to systematically meet the expectations and demands of consumers.

About TUV Rheinland Group

TUV Rheinland is a leading group for the provision of technical services worldwide. It has over 490 locations in 61 countries on all five continents. With a workforce of 13,850, it achieves a turnover of approx. € 1,2 billion a year. The guiding principle in the Group is sustainable development of safety and quality standards. The motivating factor for TUV Rheinland employees is the conviction that without technical progress, society and industry cannot grow. For this very reason, using technical innovations, products and equipment in a safe, responsible manner is of decisive importance. TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the Global Compact of the UN since 2006. TUV Rheinland is 140 years old and its headquarters are in Cologne.

 

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