Who We Are

The driving force behind the development of the QSAND tool, and its key funder, is the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The tool has been developed in collaboration with BRE Global, with co-funding provided by the BRE Trust.

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The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian organisation. The IFRC, together with its 189 member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, reaches 85 million people through disaster response and early recovery programmes. Though well-known for its vital work in emergency and crisis, the IFRC also reaches 97 million people annually through long term and development programmes.


BRE Trust

BRE Trust is the largest UK charity dedicated to research and education in the built environment. It was set up to advance knowledge, innovation and communication for public benefit. The Trust uses all profits made by the BRE Group to fund new research and education programmes and to promote its charitable objectives.


BRE Global Limited

BRE Global Limited is an independent third party approvals body offering certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services to an international market. BRE Global Limited’s product testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in our world renowned testing laboratories. BRE Global Limited (“BRE Global”) is custodian of a number of world leading brands including:

  • LPCB for the approval of fire and security products and services, listed in the Red Books (www.redbooklive.com).
  • BREEAM the world’s leading environmental assessment method for buildings, sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure of a building’s environmental performance (www.breeam.com).