The GGN label is built on certified and responsible farming and transparency.
The foundation of the GGN label is an internationally recognized and accredited set of good farming practices that cover food safety, sustainability, environmental protection, animal welfare, social responsibility, and supply chain traceability. Our goal is to certify responsible farming that benefits producers, retailers, and consumers around the globe.
The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standard (IFA) covers all forms of farming – agriculture, floriculture, aquaculture, and livestock.
The IFA standard specifies a set of rules and requirements that farms must comply with to show they have good farming practices on the farm and become certified. It includes a checklist that farmers can use to implement the standard rules. Certification bodies, the third-party independent and accredited organizations that inspect the farms and issue the certificates, use this checklist in their annual farm inspections. These rules, called compliance criteria, are developed in coordination with everyone involved in the industry, including producers, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs, and so reflect the current demands of the market as a whole. Learn more about the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards.
On the standard level, GLOBALG.A.P. also has a certification integrity program, the first of its kind in certification, that also checks both the farms and the certification bodies to make sure the standard is being implemented according to the set rules. Learn more about the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Integrity Program.
The GGN label confirms that:
- An auditor from an accredited and independent certification body approved by GLOBALG.A.P. has checked the production process on the farm and found that it fulfils the requirements of the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standard.
- The farm was also checked to see if it complies with strict rules and regulations to protect its workers’ health, safety, and welfare.
- Certified products that leave the farm gate and reach your market are not mixed with non-certified goods all along the supply chain.
- The certification body has also been checked to make sure that the standard is being implemented correctly.
The GGN label is visible proof that several complex processes have been checked to reassure consumers in their day-to-day grocery shopping.