To deliver further value to farmers, and in line with demand from retailers, ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. have begun to pilot combined audit checklists for their farm certification audits. Initially these will cover salmon, tilapia, pangasius and shrimp. This will enable approved certification bodies, who carry out audits on behalf of both standard owners, to conduct a single audit as the basis for two certificates. 

The two standards, GLOBALG.A.P. and ASC, will remain independent of each other. 

The project aims to explore improved efficiencies and reduce auditing costs at the farm level. This approach aims to reduce the time auditors need to spend on farms and minimise duplication for farmers preparing for assessment against each of the standards. Pilot audit checklists for both standards will be available on each organisations’ website.

For farms already holding a GLOBALG.A.P. Certification and would like to add ASC Certification, download joint checklists here.

For farms already holding an ASC Certification and would like to add GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, download joint checklists here:

About ASC

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is as an independent, not-for-profit organisation co-funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) in 2010 to manage the certification of responsible fish farming across the globe. The ASC standards require farm performance to be measured against both environmental and social requirements. Certification is through an independent third party process and (draft) reports are uploaded to the public ASC website. The on-pack ASC logo guarantees to consumers that the fish they purchase has been farmed with minimal impacts on the environment and on society. For more information, visit www.asc-aqua.org.