Vision Gelpack, the UK manufacturer of food grade film, liners and sacks for the food processing, beverage and industrial sectors, has been awarded BRC packaging and packaging materials V5 certification, providing its customers with the reassurance that the company fully complies with the highest food safety, quality and operational criteria. The BRC Global Standard for packaging and packaging materials is the first in the world to be benchmarked by the Global Food Safety initiative and is widely recognised and respected among food manufacturers and processors. "What this provides is independent verification that we fulfil our legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer," says Geoff Davis, Vision Gelpack's managing director. "In short, that we are operating to a globally recognised food safety management standard." At the same time, the company has been awarded the ISO 9001-2015 quality management standard and ISO 14001 - 2015 environmental management standard certifications. Vision Gelpack was formed following the acquisition of the assets of Gelpack Excelsior by Visionscape Group and forms part of the its European operations, which also include Vision Petlon Polymers, the leading compounder and polymer recovery company based in Lydney, Gloucestershire; Vision Container Solutions (trading as Sellers), the UK's leading manufacturer of skips and containers, based in Oldham, Lancashire and Vision Environmental S.A., the group's polymer recycling division, in Belgium. Visionscape is a global environmental utility group providing turnkey solutions in areas of sanitation, energy and waste water treatment. The company aims to reinvent waste management processes, specific to emerging markets, utilising cutting-edge technology and tools to address the waste management needs of megacities. Visionscape also offers services for commercial, residential, industrial, and healthcare clients.