The Culture Excellence Program is a unique solution for the measurement, analysis and improvement of safety and quality culture.
A strong culture is the foundation of any successful business and is the key element of organisational performance.
Culture can be perceived as a vague concept and difficult to ‘pin down’. Because of this, assessing cultural strengths and weaknesses is hard to achieve.
The Culture Excellence Program meets this challenge; it quantifies culture in an accurate, meaningful and easy-to-understand way. Highlighting strengths and risks enables targeted, focused improvements that were not possible before. Culture Excellence measures the return of investment of training programs and other initiatives.
Culture Excellence is the result of over 16 years of academic research and industry experience. It is used by food clients of all types including manufacturing, retail and food service around the world to understand and improve their food safety and quality culture.
The Culture Excellence assessment is based on the following structure:
The Culture Excellence team provides a wide range of support activities:
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 is the first GFSI-recognised certification programme to include a requirement specifically related to food safety culture; recognising that is a fundamental factor in ensuring product safety.
The program is fully aligned and consistent with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food safety culture position paper.