Certification according to GLOBALGAP
GLOBALG.A.P. is a private non-profit organisation with the objective to set
an universal standard for safe and sustainable agricultural production. The
voluntary standard is recognized in almost each country and is highly valued on
a worldwide scale by retailers and distributors.
GLOBALG.A.P. has gained in
importance as a quality assurance system for agricultural products during the
last years. Since 2004 the number of certified producers has risen by
94,000 producers up to 122,600 producers around the globe.
GLOBALGAP is a B2B
standard, i.e. the logo must not be used at the point of sale. Exclusively the
producer’s GLOBALG.A.P. number (GGN) may figure on the product label.
However, in order to exploit
marketing opportunities in these growing high-value sectors, the GLOBALG.A.P. certificate
is often a key criterion. Especially importers and traders of fresh fruits and
vegetables ask for a certification according to GLOBALG.A.P. in addition to the
products, consumers have the possibility to start a public search on the website
consumer portal for controlled Aquaculture | GlobalG.A.P. Introducing the GGN all interested
consumers can request more product details.
GLOBALG.A.P. has accredited
about 140 certification bodies in more than 100 countries, for more than 10
years BCS has been one of them.
is a worldwide harmonized scheme and widely recognized amongst retailers and
serves you as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice.
lists of control points and compliance criteria are an efficient tool to
provide producers with the defined details to obtain a GLOBALG.A.P.
implementation of GLOBALG.A:P. minimizes the exposure to food safety risks.
In many sectors a GLOBALG.A.P. certificate is considered
as an entry ticket to get in the providerlists of supermarkets, retailers and
The Standard’s Structure
GLOBALG.A.P. is a standard with modular
applications for different product groups. The standard covers all steps of the
production process including produce handling.
Since 2011 there has also been the option to obtain a Chain of Custody
certification which could i.e. be of special interest for companies which focus
the trade with GLOBALG.A.P. certified products.
BCS certifies according the
Crops (grain, corn etc)
- Aquaculture (Finfish, Crustaceans, Molluscs)
of Custody certification for retailers, transporting and processing
As an additional module for
certified producers and producer groups:
GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social
The GRASP Evaluation is only applicable in those countries which already
provide a national interpretation guideline: Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Israel,
Marocco, Kenia, South Africa, Pakistan, Vietnam, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela,
Colombia, Brazil, Chile (updated February 2013)
matter if Fruit & Vegetables, Aquaculture or Livestock, the holistic
approach is always basic). The controlpoints cover the main aspects of food
safety, traceability, environmental impacts of farming operations, workers
welfare and animal welfare. GLOBALG.A.P. pursues the target of reducing the use
of chemical inputs, of minimizing microbiological risks and of ensuring a
responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.
For more detailed information
regarding the regulations and compliance criteria of GLOBALG.A.P., please have
a look at Website GLOBALG.A.P.
Steps to Certification
- Get in touch with us. We discuss with you which modules apply for
your company and how to prepare yourself for the first inspection
- Get familiar with the standard. All relevant documents are available
for free download here.
a responsible person for the implementation of GLOBALG.A.P. in your company
a self-assessment of your company using the GLOBALG.A.P.-checklist.
- Arrange an appointment for the initial inspection.
In case of further requests
regarding GLOBALG.A.P., kindly feel free to contact us, we will be pleased to