Expertise

brc-logoBRC/RILA: British Retail Consortium – Consumer Product Global Standard

The BRC Global Standards is a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers.

M Bedforth & Sons has been BRC certified since 2005. For the past 2 years, we have achieved the top grade: A.

 

gmp-logoGMP: Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) / ISO 22716

GMP is one of the pillars of the New European Regulation for Cosmetics. Its objective is to define set of advice, operational rules and organisational guidelines especially focused on human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality and therefore product safety. Not restricted to just production activities, this regulation also sets very high requirements including control, storage and expedition.

M Bedforth & Sons became certified in 2013.

 

rsp-logo-smallRSPO: Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil – Supply Chain System

RSPO Mission

To advance the production, procurement, finance and use of sustainable palm oil products.
To develop, implement, verify, assure and periodically review credible global standards for the entire supply chain of sustainable palm oil.
To monitor and evaluate the economic, environmental and social impacts of the uptake of sustainable palm oil in the market.
To engage and commit all stakeholders throughout the supply chain, including governments and consumers.

John Drury and M Bedforth & Sons became a certified member in 2012. Check out our progress on the RSPO website.

 

SEDEX: Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

John Drury is a member of Sedex. Sedex is home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platform for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily.

Being a member of Sedex is a sign of John Drury’s willingness to share information and to use this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.

John Drury & Co Ltd, is a chemical soap base manufacturing plant which produces a range of tallow and vegetable derived soap bases. Our wholly-owned sister trading division, M Bedforth and Sons, manufactures both the finished bars and liquid soaps in various shapes, sizes and volumes. This vertical integration, provides customers with an infinite number of formulations and finished product designs and pack quantities, enabling you to develop a product which is unique to your requirements.

Over the years, we have manufactured bar soap for numerous large and smaller retailers in the bar and liquid soap private label market both in the UK and abroad. No matter the customer, we can manufacture to your specialty bar soap manufacturing or liquid soap manufacturing specification.

Quality

John Drury and M Bedforth’s Quality Control Departments validate all aspects of quality control from inspection of incoming raw materials to finished products. In addition, our Quality Management system ensures that, at all times, all aspects of a product’s quality and safety are met. These standards are also importantly regularly challenged for continuous improvement through internal and external audits.

Packaging

Ensuring that your private label soap bar or liquid soap stand out on shelf is vital in today’s competitive market. We can manufacture your product in different packaging materials including boxes, flow wrapper, multi-pack collections, pleat wrapper and/or various bottle shapes and sizes branded to your specification.

Gift Assembly

Soap gift sets are one of the most popular offerings for retailers during gifting occasions. Our gift assembly lines and experienced staff who focus on attention to detail, will help you to create the perfect product offering for all gift occasions.

Planning & Logistics

The planning and warehouse team is focused to ensure your soap products are produced in full, on time, and delivered to your destination of choice.