Total coffee solution provider UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has achieved a Grade AA rating in its latest British Retail Consortium audit – the highest possible rating.
The company’s flagship roastery, based in Dartford, Kent, achieved the rating following a rigorous two-day inspection. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for UK retailing, and its standards are recognised internationally as marks of quality. It has recently updated its inspection criteria, implementing additional clauses and requirements to create the new grade, ‘AA’ for exceptional site standards.
Rahul Ghosh, director of roastery operations, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement and validates not only our systems and procedures, but also our culture of continuous improvement. Our commitment to coffee excellence and quality extends across the business, from buying and roasting to grading, developing and blending. It’s important that our customers have confidence in our process and our product, and achieving the highest grade accreditation from the British Retail Consortium is a ringing endorsement of the site’s integrity.”