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.
Tesco NURTURE is a standard required of producers supplying Tesco with fresh fruit, vegetable and salad products. The standard aims to ensure that best agricultural practices are applied in the production of the produce. NSF Certification operate as the registrars for the scheme on behalf of Tesco and manage the grower registration and certification process. We are approved to complete Tesco NURTURE audits as a sub-contractor to NSF.
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. We are accredited by JAS-ANZ to undertake audits under the NZGAP programme.
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.