We recently completed our annual BRC audit-- my first in the BRC world.
Prior to now, internal audits were completed using the open-ended question of "How does the program conform/non-conform?" and then plugging in a summary of all evidence of the section inspected.
Our auditor suggested using checklists for our internal audit would be simpler and ensure accurate conformance. I've downloaded from BRCGS Participate the self-assessment tool.
We are a raw product processing facility, we do not produce a final product. Our product is shipped to our clients with the express recommendation of further processing. As such, many of the BRC clauses do not apply to us.
My question: Would it be wiser to delete those clauses in our checklist, or put "N/A"? I'm hesitant to edit the BRC's self-assessment tool and open the door to "what else have you deleted?" But my colleague has suggested that including all clauses that don't apply increases our paperwork, negating our auditor's "simple/efficient" suggestion.
Edited by k2019, 20 January 2020 - 03:57 PM.