For safe and sustainable agriculture

With GLOBALG.A.P. certification, farms can demonstrate that they operate sustainably and produce safe products. The certificate is an important signal for sustainable agriculture to customers and end consumers.

Certified sustainability and safety

Improved food safety

Optimized processes in management and operations

Strengthening of customer confidence

Beschreibung Standard/Regelwerk

GLOBALG.A.P. - globally recognized standard for compliance with good agricultural practices

The GLOBALG.A.P. standard was developed to promote sustainable and safe agriculture worldwide. The quality assurance system is appreciated by retailers and wholesalers and is recognized in many countries around the world.

Farms certified under GLOBALG.A.P. ensure that their agricultural products are safe, traceable, and environmentally friendly. In addition, strict labor and animal welfare requirements are met.The standard covers the crop, livestock, and aquaculture segments.Consumers can recognize GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms by the GGN label. The abbreviation stands for Global GAP Number.

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For which agricultural enterprises is GLOBALG.A.P. certification suitable?

All farms and similar enterprises that produce agricultural products can be certified according to this standard.

  • Fruit and vegetable farms
  • Agricultural enterprises for flowers and ornamental plants
  • Grain farmers
  • Tea growers
  • Livestock farms
  • Aquaculture

In addition to farms, the supply chain (chain of custody) can also be certified. Certification is also possible for groups of growers. In this way, small farms can also benefit from the GLOBALG.A.P. standard.

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Structure and contents of GLOBALG.A.P.

If agricultural enterprises want to be certified according to GLOBALG.A.P., they have to fulfill various requirements.

These requirements include:

  • Central requirements for food safety
  • Traceability of products
  • Compliance with animal welfare requirements
  • Compliance with legal requirements for environmental protection
  • Consideration of biodiversity
  • Strengthening of occupational safety and social concerns of employees
  • Application of Integrated Crop Management (ICM)
  • Integrated Pest Control (IPC)
  • Quality Management System (QMS) and HACCP
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Advice for farms with aquaculture

In addition to the GLOBALG.A.P. certification, farms that work with aquaculture outside the farm level must have a certificate recognized by GFSI.


Procedure for GLOBALG.A.P. certification

First, download the standard documents from

First, we exchange information about your company, your management system and field of activity in a personal meeting or by mail. Since the duration of the audit depends on the size and complexity of your company, we need some information from you, such as the number of employees. On this basis, you will promptly receive a detailed and transparent offer, tailored to your individual needs.

Using the downloaded checklist, you can perform a self-assessment of your company. DQS experts can support you already during this process.

Once your company is ready, an audit date will be set together with you, and approved auditors with the required competence and experience in your industry will be selected. During the certification audit, our auditors will assess, among other things, whether your company meets the requirements of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard and identify potential for improvement. In a final discussion, you will receive a detailed presentation of the results from your DQS auditor, including a description of the potential for improvement for your company. If necessary, action plans will be agreed upon.

The audit and its results are evaluated by the independent certification board of DQS, which decides on the issuance of the certificate. You will receive an audit report documenting the audit results. If there are any discrepancies, you will have the opportunity to correct them and take appropriate action at that time. If all applicable requirements are met, you will receive the certificate with a term of one year. Your certificate will be published in the GLOBALG.A.P. database.

After one year, your certificate will expire. To ensure a complete validity of your certificate, we will plan your next audit early.


How much does GLOBALG.A.P. certification cost?

The cost of GLOBALG.A.P. certification depends, among other things, on the size of your company and the complexity of your processes. We will be happy to make you an individual offer for your company without obligation.


Why should you have your company certified by DQS according to GLOBALG.A.P.?

  • All quality management audits from one source
  • Great expertise and many years of experience of the auditors
  • Personal contacts at more than 80 locations worldwide
  • Support also beyond the audit

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