GLOBALG.A.P. - a label for consumer protection and animal welfare, social responsibility and sustainability

Discerning consumers are increasingly demanding that their food be produced responsibly and under ecologically sound conditions. The GLOBALG.A.P. standard covers three production sectors (crops, livestock and aquaculture) in terms of food safety, environmental aspects, animal welfare, occupational safety and health protection, as well as social issues. It also sets strict requirements for the handling and proper separation of certified and non-certified products at all stages of the supply chain. It provides reassurance and transparency for consumers as they receive verifiably tested products from certified producers/producer groups. GLOBALG.A.P. is the only aquaculture standard globally recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) at the farm level.

Target groups for certification

GLOBALG.A.P. is aimed at processing plants, wholesalers, warehouse operators, logistics specialists, brokers and subcontractors. TÜV NORD CERT currently offers certification for the scopes of "aquaculture" and "fruit and vegetables".


Advantages of certification

Products labelled with the new GGN consumer label increase the trust of your customers and thus generate additional value for your product and your brand. At the same time, your company is entered into and monitored via the supplier database of GLOBALG.A.P. Certified products are also advertised on the consumer portal

The path to the certificate

You can use the publicly available GLOBALG.A.P. Standard checklists to carry out a self-check of your company, before you entrust TÜV NORD UK with a certification. Please contact us for any further information you may require.After placing the order, you will first be assigned a GGN or CoC number. The external inspection will be carried out by specialists from TÜV NORD UK. After you have passed the examination for certification, we will issue the certificate and register you in the GlobalG.A.P. database. Your certificate will be valid for 12 months. More information about GLOBALG.A.P. certifications can be found here.

If you have questions about the certification, please contact TUV NORD UK office or email at