ISEAL is pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has recently been approved as an ISEAL Community Member. We are excited to be able to bring their knowledge and experience of integrated food safety to the ISEAL community, and to learn more about their farm assurance standards.
GLOBALG.A.P. is a brand of smart farm assurance solutions developed by FoodPLUS GmbH in Cologne, Germany, with cooperation from producers, retailers, and other stakeholders from across the food industry. These solutions include a range of standards for safe, socially and environmentally responsible farming practices. The most widely used GLOBALG.A.P. standard is Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA), applicable to fruit and vegetables, aquaculture, floriculture, livestock, and more. This standard also forms the basis for the GGN label: the consumer label for certified, responsible farming and transparency.
The GLOBALG.A.P. brand began its journey as EUREPGAP in 1997. 25 years later, over 200,000 producers have GLOBALG.A.P. certification in 134 countries. Nearly 150 team members around the world are dedicated to the mission of spreading responsible farming practices to ensure safe food for future generations.
Further to the approval from the ISEAL Board on the 1 December 2022, ISEAL’s Executive Director, Karin Kreider, commented, “I would like to congratulate GLOBALG.A.P. on becoming an ISEAL Community Member. This exciting step reflects GLOBALG.A.P. ’s commitment to ongoing improvement and deepening their credible practices as they work to improve food safety on farms across the globe, while safeguarding the welfare of farming communities and their surrounding environments.”
“GLOBALG.A.P. is proud to have achieved ISEAL Community Member status, and to have gained an important partner in ISEAL,” said GLOBALG.A.P. Managing Director Dr Kristian Moeller. “This is a further step on our important mission towards broader sustainability recognition. We are delighted that our long-standing commitment to sustainability is bearing fruit.”
ISEAL Community Members are sustainability systems and accreditation bodies dedicated to delivering benefits for people and planet. They are committed to continually improving their systems and impacts through learning and innovation; collaborating with stakeholders and peers; and are transparent and truthful about how their systems work and how they measure their impacts.
In becoming an ISEAL Community Member, GLOBALG.A.P. joins a growing number of well-respected sustainability systems that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors. GLOBALG.A.P. will be working alongside these mission-driven sustainability organisations to continuously improve the effectiveness of their systems and demonstrate impact.
We encourage any organisation developing or operating a sustainability system with a multi-stakeholder approach and a commitment to credible practices to consider joining ISEAL.