What is it and who can be certified
GLOBALG.A.P. is a private standard of German origin that was born at the end of the 90s under the name GLOBALG.A.P. with the purpose of developing a scheme that harmonizes the requirements in terms of Best Agricultural Practices (BPA’s) of the entire retail sector and supermarket chains.
Since 2007 it has been named GLOBALG.A.P. to reflect its global and international reach.
Today GLOBALG.A.P. is the international standard with the highest recognition for agricultural production, and has become a requirement, worldwide, necessary and essential that farmers and ranchers must meet to make their products can be marketed through all distribution chains both Spanish and the Rest of Europe (England, Switzerland, Holland, France, Germany, etc.) and the world.
From the international organization of GLOBALG.A.P. it is intended that with the compliance of said BPAs all the distribution chains can ensure, that the products certified under GLOBALG.A.P. that they make available to all their customers and consumers, are agricultural products with the highest guarantee in Food Safety, without neglecting environmental protection and the health, safety and welfare of the worker, while improving production efficiency.
This requirement by the Large Supermarkets and distribution chains, that the products they offer are certified GLOBALG.A.P. has been transferred to the handling centers, which in turn demand so much from their associated with their suppliers of fresh fruits and vegetables.
On the one hand, independent producers can be certified, and on the other, producer groups:
GLOBALG.A.P. complements, through its GRASP module (Global Gap Risk Assessment for Social Practices) the guarantee that within the agricultural field, operators working in organizations or farms of agricultural production, they do so in compliance with the labor and social legislations of the country and region where they work. In the following link you can find more information about it: Ver Web
The social module of GRASP, which is a complement to the GLOBALG.A.P. certification, is a voluntary evaluation that is being demanded both by German and English supermarkets and that has also become a necessary requirement for the suppliers of these Supermarkets products. .
How Qualyment can help you
Qualyment Innovation S.L. helps individual farmers (Global Gap Option I) and producer organizations (Global Gap Option II) to implement, manage and surpass all the requirements demanded by GLOBALG.A.P. in each and every one of the phases: