GLOBALGAP establishes voluntary standards that can be used to certify agricultural products all over the world.
The growing concern over food safety and environmental protection means that ensuring compliance with good practices in this sector is essential.
The protocol is based on Food Safety criteria. It includes production methods in order to monitor the use of crop protection agents to minimise the impact of residues on food, humans and the environment.
Nowadays most European distribution companies insist that their fruit and vegetable suppliers comply with this protocol, as a guarantee that good agricultural practices have been applied.
Due to its structure, which is based on risk management, certification of GLOBALG.A.P. can be performed in conjunction with food safety audits of BRC (Global Standard for Food Safety) and IFS (International Food Standard) protocols, as these include the requirements of a food safety system.
GLOBALG.A.P. audits can be performed alongside other modules to acquire conformity assessments with TESCO NURTURE, ALBERT HEIJN, GRASP, LEAF MARKS and GLOBALG.A.P. PPM (Plant Propagation Material).
Once the Audit process has been completed, if the requirements established in the protocol are fulfilled:
AENOR is accredited by ENAC in accordance with the ISO Standard/IEC 17065:2012 for the GLOBALGAP certification of Fruit and Vegetables from December 2001.