Invitation to Join the GLOBALG.A.P. SHC Flowers & Ornamentals

Invitation to Join the GLOBALG.A.P. SHC Flowers & Ornamentals

12 August 2013

The GLOBALG.A.P. Board has approved the creation of a Stakeholder Committee for Flowers and Ornamentals (SHC FO).  We invite you to participate in this committee, contribute to the improvement of the GLOBALG.A.P. Regulations and expand the acceptance of our solutions in the market.

Background & Objectives
The overall goal of this stakeholder committee is to update the current GLOBALG.A.P. Flowers and Ornamentals Standard in line with current customer demands and the latest developments in the industry.

The scope of the SHC FO is to:

  • Exchange knowledge and experience among stakeholders in order to identify current market needs and assess the difficulties facing producers during the implementation of the standard.
  • Discuss the integration and improvement of the Flowers and Ornamentals Standard within the IFA framework.
  • Discuss the applicability of the current certification rules (GLOBALG.A.P. General Regulations) for Flowers and Ornamentals (e.g. use of logo, product segregation, etc.).
  • Review the GLOBALG.A.P. Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) applicable to Flowers and Ornamentals producers and discuss the need to develop new content to satisfy current market demands (e.g. sustainability, social aspects).
  • Develop the GLOBALG.A.P. General Regulations and CPCC for the next GLOBALG.A.P. Flowers and Ornamentals Standard version.
  • Organize trials where the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposals raised by the group can be tested onsite.
  • Develop a communication strategy for success.

Key Dates
The proposed schedule of meetings is as follows:

  • First kick-off webinar: 19 September 2013, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. CET
  • First meeting: 11 October 2013, 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CET at GLOBALG.A.P. office, Cologne, Germany

Additional meetings and teleconferences may be scheduled, as necessary.

Applications will be assessed by the Secretariat against the following criteria:

  • Technical knowledge and working experience in the flowers and ornamentals industry.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard.
  • Support in the industry in the promotion of GLOBALG.A.P. Certification.
  • Significant representativeness amongst their stakeholder group.

GLOBALG.A.P. Facilitator: Ignacio Antequera

To apply for committee membership, please send an e-mail to
Please download the Terms of Reference for the Stakeholder Committee Flowers and Ornamentals here.