The GLOBALG.A.P. Database
The GLOBALG.A.P. Database is a Internet-based platform for worldwide certification management
and related services. The database stores and connects the assessment and certification data of
more than 170,000 farms in over 120 countries, making it one of the largest online sources for
validated farm data on food safety and sustainability. More than 150 GLOBALG.A.P. approved
certification bodies around the globe use it to register and manage their clients’ certification
The GLOBALG.A.P. Database is an important part of the organization’s comprehensive Integrity Program. Reliable certification information, linked to other traceability data in the food chain, is key to proper quality management. GLOBALG.A.P.’s innovative and flexible IT solutions offer this by linking up effectively with the existing IT systems for producers, marketing organizations, traders and retailers.
Traceability through the GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN)
The GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies each producer and
individual member of a producer group in the GLOBALG.A.P. Database. The system provides instant and
complete accessibility of registration and status data of every producer and product for all
options. The GGN matches the Global Location Number (GLN) on GS1, the international standards
organization, and is officially registered
with GS1 at www.gs1.org.
Validation and Instant Reassurance
One of the most important features of the GLOBALG.A.P. Database is the online certificate validation tool, which is now used daily by the retailers and traders. A certificate that cannot be found on the publicly available search site is immediately considered invalid. The system secures instant and complete accessibility of registration and status data of every producer and product for all options to make the standard transparent.
To find out more about the Database Extended Search and Database Bookmarking, please visit our Database Online Manual at wiki.globalgap.org.