Van der Does Spice Brokers is Europe’s number one spice brokerage house. Van der Does Spice Brokers is your reliable and independent partner in the spice business, whether it concerns spices, herbs, seeds or dehydrated vegetables. Let our combined volumes enable you to purchase at the best possible conditions.
Van der Does is a renowned authority in the dynamics of spices. Drawing on the expertise of our in-house specialists and experts in the fields that matter to our clients, Van der Does insights examine the trends of today and the innovations that could shape tomorrow.
Van der Does Spice Brokers are pleased to announce the recent certification under the British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard for food safety.
DNV has granted us certification according to the BRC Agents & Brokers Standard after a successful audit. With this Van der Does Spice Brokers becomes the first sole spice brokerage house to be BRC certified. BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies. The standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We strongly believe in the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility – of achieving success in ways that honor ethical values and respect people, communities and the natural environment.
Equal to protecting the health and safety of our employees, we consider environmental stewardship among our most important business responsibilities. This belief is only reinforced as our operations extend to virtually every corner of the globe.
Actions to protect our employees and preserve the environment for those who follow are based on more than a moral impulse; initiatives such as these help ensure the short-and long-term viability of our company. Working in harmony with the environment and supporting those in our communities that need support provides our stakeholders with a real sense of Van der Does values. We operate globally in ways that honor our values and respect the people, communities, and natural environment in which we work and live. We know the importance of backing words with responsible actions that support our stakeholders.
Food Safety Culture
Food Safety Culture refers to the specific culture of a company: the attitudes, beliefs, practices, and values that determine what is happening when no one is watching.
If you want to gauge a site’s Food Safety Culture, try asking yourself how the site typically responds to food safety concerns. Does the staff take potential problem seriously, as if its importance is obvious? Or do they view food safety practices as just one more hoop they need to jump through in order to stay in business? Is their response to simply ask, “How much is this going to cost?”
In reality, no company can afford not to develop a healthy Food Safety Culture. A strong culture of food safety helps a facility both to prevent and catch deviations in their processes that impact the safety, quality, and legality of their products. This, in turn, has a major impact on the likelihood and severity of a recall impacting that site.
Cultivating a Food Safety Culture is a never-ending process of continuous improvement, but commitment to this area yields benefits for the bottom line, for employee satisfaction, and for the families who end up eating your product. You can’t afford to neglect it. That is exactly why a Food Safety Culture is of paramount importance to us when selecting new partners we will work with.