GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard

Ensure transparency throughout the supply chain and guarantee your product’s integrity to continually reassure customers.

Assures the segregation and traceability, and thus integrity, of your product’s GLOBALG.A.P. certification status throughout the entire life cycle. From farm to restaurant or market shelf, transparency throughout the supply chain enables trusted communication with your customers.

The standard applies to all producers, retailers, retail stores and restaurant chains handling GLOBALG.A.P. certified products and certification verifies that the product is sourced from GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms.

What is GLOBALG.A.P Chain of Custody Standard

The GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard is essential for all producers and retailers handling GLOBALG.A.P. certified products. Certification assures that any product bearing a GGN number logo or sold as a GLOBALG.A.P. certified product is sourced from GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms.

The standard identifies the end-to-end certification status of a product. It lays out strict requirements for handling certified products and for the proper segregation of certified and non-certified products in the processing operation units.

Certification to the standard provides a level of transparency and integrity that provides added value to products and brands in the market and trusted reassurance to customers.

Benefits of becoming certified

Certification to the GLOBALG.A.P. CoC Standard by an independent third-party like DNV verifies the integrity of the supply chain and by extension the products. As a result, you:
  • Assure a transparent supply chain throughout the supply chain – from farm to trading, sorting, packing and warehousing onto the retailer shelves – all the way to the end consumer.
  • Build trust in your system’s performance internally and externally by applying effective process management principles.
  • Implement a structured approach to continually improving processes and knowing where to focus efforts, which can improve product quality and reduce costs.
  • Enhance customer confidence and satisfaction, which in turn can lead to better and easier market access.

Getting started

To be certified, you first need to implement an effective CFM production system complying with the standard’s requirements – a checklist is available from GLOBALG.A.P. that can aid in self-assessment. DNV is an accredited third-party certification body and can help you throughout the journey starting from relevant IFA training to self-assessments, gap analysis and certification services.

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Chain of Custody implementation

Visit the GLOBALG.A.P. website.



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