GLOBALG.A.P. and SAI Platform have partnered up to offer an innovative approach that benefits from the expertise and long experience of both organizations.
There are two lines in work on this cooperation, the first one being the GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Sustainability Assessment (GGFSA) version 2.0 add-on, which can be used with the IFA and/or CFP standards. Secondly, the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat manages the FSA verification bodies (VBs) based on the procedures jointly developed with SAI Platform to ensure the highest level of integrity while avoiding duplication of efforts by all stakeholders.
FARM SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT (GGFSA)
Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform is a global food and drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture. The overall aim of SAI Platform is to support the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. To achieve this goal, the initiative has developed the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) tool.
GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Sustainability Assessment (GGFSA) Version 2.1
GLOBALG.A.P. and SAI Platform have partnered up to offer an innovative approach that benefits from the expertise and long experience of both organizations. Together, we have developed the joint solution GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Sustainability Assessment (GGFSA).
This new product builds on the GLOBALG.A.P. standards for crops and combines all sustainability requirements of the FSA in one compact and assessable standard. In this way, producers with GLOBALG.A.P. certification will be able to demonstrate compliance with the FSA requirements while avoiding duplication. This joint solution enables a transparent and more efficient sourcing of safe and sustainable products for traders, retailers, and manufacturers.
FSA VERIFICATION BODY APPROVAL
SAI Platform now works with GLOBALG.A.P. to offer more services for FSA VBs.
One of the services we have developed is a streamlined VB approval process managed by GLOBALG.A.P. and approved by SAI Platform. The new process incorporates all changes introduced by SAI Platform in the latest “FSA Requirements for Verification Bodies and Auditors.” The evaluation is carried out by GLOBALG.A.P., and positive evaluation results are presented to SAI Platform for a final decision on whether to accept the VB in the FSA standard.
The application process for existing and new FSA VBs opens on 1 June 2019.