Both the International Food Standard and the British Retail Consortium (IFS/BRC) are demanding and strict independent certifications that regulate food safety, quality and hygiene control.
As a company, we attach great importance to these independent standards and we would like to achieve the best score in this regard, year after year (higher level for IFS and AA for BRC). The production site in Nieuwkerke has been BRC certified since 2003 and for the IFS standards since 2004. The production site in Waasten has received both certificates annually since the start-up in 2009.
IFS certificat NieuwkerkeIFS certificat WaastenBRC certificat NieuwkerkeBRC certificat WaastenISO 45001 certificaat
At the request of our American customers, the site in Waasten has been SMETA certified since 2017. The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is an independent audit and also one of the most used ethical controls in the world. Four major themes are addressed during these controls: Health & Safety, Working Conditions, Environment and Ethics. In addition, Clarebout operates according to the principles of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) code. This code of conduct pays attention to the working conditions of staff and suppliers.
In 2020, we achieved ISO 45001 certification, the highest international standard for occupational health and safety.