Global Compliance Group
Purpose, Vision & Foundations
Anything Less is Untraceable
The need to implement Control and Traceability in overseas markets was the catalyst for ensuring the highest standard of Animal Welfare outcomes; the Global Compliance Group has delivered positive animal welfare outcomes surpassing anything else ever set in place and this has been achieved with NO Industry or Government funding.
These outcomes have been achieved by providing commercially viable solutions that underpin the long term sustainably of the Live Export Industry.
BBNE system closes the Gaps in relation to control and traceability by incorporating high frequency tags, real time continues pairing with real time monitoring and recording provided by a control room staffed with a highly trained and experienced human resources set operating in a dedicated purpose built facility which operates 365 days per year 24 hours per day.
The BBNE allows Livestock to be individually visually and electronically tracked from arrival in country, to delivery to feedlots movement to depots and then to ultimate slaughter and processing in abattoirs.
BBNES functions as a 24/7 platform for those requiring the knowledge that they have compliance with OIE, ESCAS and the 6-point plan standards and the ability to implement immediate corrective action if required. BBNE ensures that exported livestock are at all time monitored.
The single most important component of ensuring best animal welfare outcomes is “Control and Traceability”. The Global Compliance Group has continued to develop and enhance this over the past 8 years; the current version of Big Brother Next Edition System (BBNE system) is the culmination of this. But this is not where it stops and as always this is under constant critique, review, and enhancement.
In an environment of over regulation and clutter in the marketplace. Simplicity, technology, observation, real time recording, traceability, and the ability to cut through the rhetoric of voluminous documentation is essential to ensure
- Best practice and compliant animal welfare outcomes
- Compliance with regulatory requirements
- Immediacy of implementation in respect of corrective action
- The provision of reliable data
- To provide a platform supporting actions and outcomes capable of attack and defence
This all comes with the adoption of BBNE system; BBNE identifies issues as and when they occur to allow prompt and efficient actions and resolution of issues
The Four E’s
Third Party Audits are performed at a point in time; they are static with access to the facilities needing to be pre-organised by auditors and owners of the facilities.
There is no such thing as a random unannounced audit in a facility handling Australian Livestock overseas. While maintaining the highest animal welfare outcomes it is critical to understand the invasive nature of what is required to achieve the highest possible animal welfare outcomes. Positive outcomes can only be achieved by implementing the four E’s,
Getting to know the owners and workers
within the facilities. Building a communication channel that allows for the education process and relationship to begin.
Taking time to explain why and how processes should be performed to increase compliance and to provide processing productivity gains.
Acknowledging those who do it right, rewarding them and their people for their commitment and implementation that ensures the highest quality animal welfare outcomes.
The ability to monitor facilities by a library of camera footage 24/7 identifying non-compliances and addressing appropriately through a transparent platform. Enforcement: is an underpinning principle of the “Collective Standards of Animal Welfare (CSAW). This platform ensures all animals and exporters are treated equally and fairly, exporters that are members of the CSAW collective understand the big picture; the complete requirement and what the end goal is to ensure their survival in what is a difficult industry. It is easy to write the rules but much harder to follow them. Congratulations to our clients that have stood the test of time, your commitment and proactive actions not only ensures best practice animal welfare outcomes for the livestock under your control but also other Australian and local cattle in shared supply chains and facilities. When implemented the four E’s deliver a common understanding of what is expected as well the appropriate processes and the manner in which to carry out the correct animal welfare requirements within the Live Export Industry that allows us to help feed the World.