Your Guidelines for Good Agricultural Practice
Food safety, labor, environmental, and animal welfare - large retail chains often expect their agricultural suppliers to provide GLOBALG.A.P. certification. Good Agricultural Practices is an international quality standard for agricultural, horticultural, and aquaculture products. The scope of GLOBALG.A.P. IFA is limited to your farm. Once a product leaves your fields, it must be controlled by another GLOBALG.A.P. standard – Chain of Custody.
Depending on your specific situation and business relationships, you can also choose to certify GLOBALG.A.P IFA add-on modules:
GRASP GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment for Social Practice – add-on module for GLOBALG.A.P. IFA certified producers
Nurture Module – for products supplied to Tesco UK
PLUS – for products supplied to McDonald’s
AH-DLL GROW – for products supplied to Albert Heijn – Delhaize (AH-DLL)
BioDiversity – for farms taking care of the loss of biodiversity
Our Services at a Glance
We certify your company according to these standards:
- GLOBALG.A.P. IFA - Integrated Farm Assurance. This certificate covers fruit and vegetables, combinable crops, flowers and ornamentals, plant propagation material, hop, tea.
- GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody – standard applicable for parties handling GLOBALG.A.P. certified products (outside the farm)
Steps to certification
It only takes few steps for our expert to certify your farm or company
Objectives of GLOBALG.A.P. Standards
GLOBALG.A.P., formerly EurepGAP, was started in 1997 as a retailer initiative by members of the Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group, Eurep for short. The aim was to develop agricultural standards and procedures for international certification of Good Agricultural Practice - GAP for short - and boost consumer confidence in safe food again. At the same time, the standards were designed to make global trade easier. Today, requirements for food safety, occupational safety, environmental and animal welfare are just as equally incorporated in GLOBALG.A.P. guidelines as are integrated farming, pesticides, residue monitoring, and hygiene. GLOBALG.A.P. is in the process of integrating all similar agricultural worldwide standards – harmonizing them and making them transparent. Similar to the IFS and BRC, the standard was initiated by the grocery retail industry.
Our Sustainability Initiatives
Nothing less than the future is at stake. Companies, institutions, public authorities and each and every one of us can play a positive role in shaping the path to tomorrow. We provide you with comprehensive support to ensure that you operate safely, sustainably and efficiently for many years to come.