As a reference to the point 5 of the GRASP Retailer Guideline:

WHAT IF MY PRODUCERS APPLY A DIFFERENT SOCIAL STANDARD?

  • Producers often supply different markets and have to fulfill requirements of different clients.
  • Therefore, we recommend that buyers create a list of standards or tools which they accept from the producers.
  • A producer who is following another social standard accepted by the buyers, should not be asked to do GRASP on top of it.
  • For your reference here, some GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP Observer Companies share their list of accepted social programs.
Programs/ Retailer    ALDI Nord    ALDI Süd    EDEKA    LIDL
Bioland    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Biopark    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Fair for Life    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Fair Produce Standard Version 19 for Mushroom Growers    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Fair Trade    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Gäa    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Naturland    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
QS FIAS    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
Rainforest A.    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
SIZA    ✔    ✔    ✔    ✔
 

Producers who are certified according to the social programs mentioned above do not need an additional GRASP assessment - in case they supply the retailers mentioned in the list.

Disclaimer

This list contains the social programs that are regarded comparable with GRASP. The listing is non-exhaustive. For any comparison and addendum, please contact the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat.

Update: 09 November 2017