The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrity Program involves a range of interconnected activities, including: the explanation of the system and harmonization of the standard criteria through different kinds of certification body (CB) trainings; the administration of CB approval; monitoring CB performance through CB office and producer assessments; protection of the GLOBALG.A.P. brand; controlling the completeness and accuracy of database information; investigating complaints, including those related to residues in products from certified processes; and customer support.
CERTIFICATION BODY TRAINING
GLOBALG.A.P. conducts trainings for GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies, designed for auditors, inspectors, in-house trainers, and scheme managers who have to fulfill certain qualification requirements.
The certification integrity program ensures consistent delivery and implementation of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard by monitoring and assessing the performance of all GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies. The integrity team conducts both on-site and off-site assessments of CB offices and on-site inspections of producers holding GLOBALG.A.P. certification.
The brand integrity program helps protect the GLOBALG.A.P. brand. It monitors the correct use of the GLOBALG.A.P. logo and certification claims in labels, detects and stops any contractual issues, non-authorized certification bodies, or fraudulent certification.