The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance was formed to develop an auditing scheme that utilized consensus-based quality system standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) through the American National Standards process in several Non-Food related industries, including dietary supplements, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, and consumer products. The collaborate efforts of industry stakeholders assured a reduction in the number of audits and the financial costs associated with auditing many independent standards. The NSF/ANSI 455 Standards ensure manufacturer best practices and strengthen safety, quality, and trust throughout the supply chain.
The GRMA is a member-based organization with broad industry support from key U.S. and global retailers within the grocery, drug, mass merchandiser and club store channels.
Members of the GRMA include:
- Trade associations
- Certification bodies
- Other stakeholders
The GRMA Governance Board includes members from retailers and manufacturers.
Major retailers, manufacturers, and many other industry stakeholders lead the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance. NSF International was asked to bring together all these different stakeholders at the start, but now GRMA members are leading the effort. The GRMA is not an NSF International program. As an ANSI-accredited standards development organization (SDO), NSF International facilitates the ANSI standards development process on behalf of the GRMA.