Promoting safe, responsible farming worldwide
The global challenge
of the world's vegetated land is currently used for agriculture (UNEP/FAO)
projected world population by 2050 – requiring an increase in food production of between 60–80% (FAO)
of water withdrawals are due to food production – with water scarcity estimated to affect 50% of the world population by 2030 (FAO/UNICEF)
of food produced worldwide - 1.3 bn tons - is lost or wasted annually (UNEP)
people fall ill worldwide as a result of contaminated food each year (WHO)
of total greenhouse gas emissions result from global food systems (FAO)
The GLOBALG.A.P. vision
What do we want to achieve?
We envision a world in which farms are recognized for their efforts to continuously produce enough safe food while safeguarding our environment and the welfare of farming communities.
How will we achieve our vision?
We collaborate with supply chain stakeholders to foster the global adoption of safe, socially and environmentally responsible farming practices by providing industry-leading, cost-effective and value-adding assurance and benchmarking solutions.
What do we believe?
Every generation has a right to safe food. To protect this right now and for future generations, the world’s farms must produce safe food in ways that are socially and environmentally responsible and resilient.
What we do
GLOBALG.A.P. is a brand from a private company (FoodPLUS GmbH) that partners and collaborates with the entire range of food industry stakeholders, including producers, retailers, suppliers, government, NGOs, and more.
Our solutions are based on a portfolio of standards for safe, socially and environmentally responsible farming practices, and the services that enable them.
The most widely used of these is Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA), applicable for agriculture, aquaculture, and floriculture.
How we function
Our core values
We are more than 100 people from all over the world speaking many different languages, from different backgrounds, and with different experiences. Diversity shapes our unique GLOBALG.A.P. culture. We appreciate each person’s contribution to our common goals and treat everyone equally.
Respect! Give it to get it.
Trust! Build it and keep it.
Honesty! Live it.
Loyalty! Show it.
Care! Listen to each other.
We add value to agricultural supply chains by providing innovative, cost efficient, and transparent solutions.
We strive to lead by example with professionalism, competence, and a focus on continuous improvement.
We are committed to demonstrating the highest competitive agility and adaptability through efficiently providing quality services and targeted solutions based on our purpose.
We are financially responsible to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and respect our partners’ desire for the same approach.
Trust is our currency.
We consistently live our shared values with internal and external stakeholders. Our actions are authentic and reliable, and we hold ourselves accountable to our promises. Personal integrity is the foundation of our company values.
As a committed team, we define and work towards common goals and celebrate our successes.
We strive for clear communication and ensure that it has been received and understood.
We are generous in providing feedback, recognizing achievements, and accepting constructive criticism.
We work hard and we laugh hard.
We understand our role and responsibilities.
We grant ourselves the greatest possible freedom to organize our work and believe that flexibility is a right and duty.