GAP & Sustainability Programmes
There is an increasing requirement for producers to demonstrate compliance with Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) to satisfy consumer’s requirements that products have been grown in a safe and sustainable manner.
We are authorised by several organisations to undertake GAP and sustainability audits.
Worldwide retailers, food service, food manufacturers, agricultural producers and other interested parties have developed a comprehensive system of good agricultural practices (G.A.P.) designed to secure improved consumer and environmental protection, sustainable production, as well as social and animal welfare. GLOBALG.A.P. sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.
We are a GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification body (CB), enabling us to conduct GLOBALG.A.P. audits on farms and issue GLOBALG.A.P. certificates to producers who have successfully implemented the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard.
The NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent Standard is a “Fully Benchmarked GLOBALG.A.P. Scheme” so certified growers attain an NZGAP number and a GLOBALG.A.P. number (GGN).
This NZGAP scheme has been developed specifically for New Zealand production practices. It addresses the same issues in a New Zealand context by describing production systems, farm ownership structures, technical terms and practices.
We are a NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent approved certification body (CB), enabling us to conduct NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent audits on farms and issue NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent certificates to producers who have successfully implemented the NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent Standard.
NURTURE Module is a standard required of producers supplying Tesco with fresh fruit and vegetable products. The standard aims to ensure that best agricultural practices are applied in the production of the produce.
The Nurture Module is a GLOBALG.A.P. Add On programme that is carried out under a producers GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Certification.
We are a Nurture Module approved certification body (CB), enabling us to conduct Nurture Module audits on farms and issue Nurture Module certificates to producers who have successfully implemented the Nurture Module Standard.
GRASP has been developed to assess social practices on the farm, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and welfare.
GRASP is a GLOBALG.A.P. Add On programme that is carried out under a producers GLOBALG.A.P.Integrated Farm Assurance Certification.
We are a GRASP approved certification body (CB), enabling us to conduct GRASP assessments on farms and issue GRASP Proof of Assessments to producers.
NZGAP (New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice) is owned by Horticulture New Zealand on behalf of New Zealand Growers. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin and safety of their food and expect responsible and sustainable farming practices as well as the safety of workers. NZGAP certified producers can demonstrate their commitment and ability to meet these expectations.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation in the UK promoting sustainable agriculture, food and farming. LEAF Marque is a farm assurance system, showing that food has been grown sustainably with care for the environment. We are licenced by LEAF to inspect and certify farms to the LEAF Marque standard.