For safe and sustainable agriculture
Certified sustainability and safety
Improved food safety
Optimized processes in management and operations
Strengthening of customer confidence
GLOBALG.A.P. - globally recognized standard for compliance with good agricultural practices
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.
For which agricultural enterprises is GLOBALG.A.P. certification suitable?
- Fruit and vegetable farms
- Agricultural enterprises for flowers and ornamental plants
- Grain farmers
- Tea growers
- Livestock farms
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.
Structure and contents of GLOBALG.A.P.
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
Advice for farms with aquaculture
Procedure for GLOBALG.A.P. certification
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 quote, 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.