The GLOBALG.A.P. System

The GLOBALG.A.P. Certification System is made up of interlinking mechanisms that ensure the proper development, implementation, improvement, integrity, transparency and harmonization of our certificates.

Development: Our standards are the product of a transparent and independent standard setting system based on the intensive collaboration, consultation and communication between our Technical Committees, Stakeholder Committees, Certification Body Committee, Board and Secretariat. You can read more about it under Governance.

Implementation: Our extensive network of more than 140 GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies operating all around the world ensures that our standards are adapted and applied consistently on every GLOBALG.A.P. certified farm.

Improvement: We provide extensive training opportunities through our GLOBALG.A.P. Academy for producers, buyers, auditors and consultants, keeping everyone involved always up-to-date. Our GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurers provide producers with extensive consulting services to help them get certified.

Integrity: GLOBALG.A.P.’s Integrity Program provides a unique framework of checks and controls to monitor CB performance and guideline implementation. The GLOBALG.A.P. Database provides tools for validating certificates and checking producers.

Harmonization:
We benchmark schemes and standards around the world to facilitate certification and upgrade G.A.P. standards.