Global GAP refers to Global Good Agricultural Practices
The GLOBALGAP standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.
is a single integrated standard with modular applications for different
product groups, ranging from plant and livestock production to plant
propagation materials and compound feed manufacturing.
standard serves as a global reference system for other existing
standards and can also easily and directly be applied by all parties of
the primary food sector. In other words: GLOBALGAP operates like a
satellite navigation system. It equips members with a reliable tool
kit, which allows each partner in the supply chain to position
themselves in a global market with respect to consumer requirements.
Feedback from nearly ten years of working with the standard – with more
than one hundred thousand completed audits – has been incorporated to
make the new third version of 2007 more relevant to today’s concerns
and advanced production techniques.
documentation of the system is organised into five major blocks, each
with a set of complementary elements. Users can select the applicable
elements of each block to create a tailor-made, user-friendly manual.
This selection gives direction to all relevant stages of the GLOBALGAP
certification process, including:
system rules referred to as General Regulations (GR),
global G.A.P. requirements referred to as Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC),
inspection documents referred to as Checklists (CL),
national G.A.P. requirements referred to as Approved National Interpretation Guidelines,
harmonisation tools referred to as Benchmarking Cross Reference Checklist (BMCL) and other guidelines.