Trace One and BRC Global Standards Form Strategic Partnership

28th February 2018

Partnership creates one of the largest retail networks of retailers, suppliers, certification bodies and auditors

PARIS – February 28, 2018Trace One, the collaborative retail business network for Private Label management (PLM), and BRC Global Standards, a leading brand and consumer protection organization, have evolved their long-standing relationship to form a unique strategic partnership. By combining the BRC Global Standards’ 26,000+ customers, including suppliers, retailers, certification bodies and auditors from 130 countries, with Trace One’s 20,000+ customer base, it will create one of the largest retail collaborative networks in the world.

This partnership leverages Trace One’s 16+ years of Private Label expertise, with the BRC Global Standards’ experience in global supply chain assurance, enabling the delivery of industry leading solutions and significant speed to market benefits. In addition, by combining the power of both established networks into one platform, it will allow all customers to take advantage of identifying trusted partners and products, conducting audits, centralizing and sharing key documentation and managing both compliance and risk.

“BRC Global Standards is a highly trusted brand, and we are proud to evolve our relationship into a strategic partnership,” said Christophe Vanackere, CEO at Trace One. “Trace One customers will benefit from an increased network of potential trusted partners as well as new solution capabilities in the areas of auditing and compliance.”

BRC Global Standards customers will have access to a market leading solution which will enable them to improve compliance, conduct supplier approvals, execute mobile audits, and manage risk. In addition, they can also leverage Trace One Insight to take advantage of actionable intelligence in key business areas, enabling them to identify opportunities to improve brand and consumer protection.

“As part of our growth strategy, we want to provide our customers with market leading solutions across the supply chain,” said Mark Proctor, CEO at BRC Global Standards. “Partnering with Trace One enables us to provide a platform that our global customers can use to manage compliance and protect their brands. Through Trace One we can offer our customers an enhanced service that will significantly help to understand the supply chain. The insight and data collection across multiple sources will be a real step forward.”

For more information about Trace One, visit www.traceone.com, or follow Trace One on Twitter @TraceOneNetwork.

For more information about BRC Global Standards, visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.

About Trace One
Founded in 2001, Trace One powers the world’s largest collaborative network for Private Label development with more than 20,000 companies in 100 countries developing over $300B in products annually. Our globally proven platform enables our customers to develop and manage Private Label products, ensure conformity to industry and government legislation and drive consumer trust. For more information, please visit www.traceone.com.

About BRC Global Standards
BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organization, used by over 26,000 suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global Standards’ guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organizations.

The BRC Global Standards certification scheme offers comprehensive support to help new and established businesses to achieve and maintain their quality and safety aims.
For more information, please visit www.brcglobalstandards.com.

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Trace One, Victoria Calmon, Communication Manager
Tel: +33 (0)6 81 67 88 18;  Email: victoria.calmon@traceone.com

BRC Global Standards (via LGC), Julian Quigley, Media Relations & Social Media Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8943 8491;  Email: julian.quigley@lgcgroup.com

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