GLOBALG.A.P is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe
GLOBALG.A.P is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.
The GLOBALG.A.P standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimizing adverse environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.
GLOBALG.A.P serves as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) anywhere in the world. The basis is an equal partnership of agricultural producers and retailers who wish to establish efficient certification standards and procedures.
Representatives from around the globe and all stages of the food chain have been involved in the development of these documents. In addition the views from stakeholders outside the Industry including consumer and environmental organizations and governments have helped shape the protocols. This wide consultation has produced a robust and challenging but nonetheless achievable protocol which farmers around the world can use to demonstrate compliance with Good Agricultural Practices. The standards are openly available and free to obtain from the GLOBALGAP website.
GLOBALGAP members include retailers, producers/farmers and associate members from the input and service side of agriculture. The work of the Committees is supported by FoodPLUS, a not-for-profit limited company based in Cologne, Germany.
ISACert is accredited by the Dutch Council for Accreditation (RvA) for auditing and certification of the scopes Fruit & Vegetables and Combinable Crops.