The GGN (GlobalG.A.P. Number) is a unique identification number that is assigned to certified products to track their origin and compliance with GlobalG.A.P. standards. The GGN label is a product label that contains the GGN number and other relevant information, such as the product name, certification body, and the country of origin. This label is used to provide transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain, from farm to consumer.
Why get a GGN label?
The GGN label is an indication of certified, responsible farming and transparency that is created to help consumers make sustainable and healthy choices. This way you can make your product stand out in a crowded market and demonstrate your commitment to integrity and responsibility in farming. It can also help increase market access for farms and facilities. Many retailers and food service providers around the world recognize the GGN label as a symbol of exceptional sustainability performance, and prefer to source products from GGN-certified farms and facilities. This can open up new market opportunities for GGN-certified businesses.
The GGN assessment process is conducted by an independent auditor and involves a review of the farm or facility’s management practices and production processes, as well as an examination of their records to ensure compliance with the GGN standards. The auditor will also conduct on-site visits to assess the farm or facility’s environmental performance in areas such as biodiversity, water management, and energy use.
What are the requirements for a GGN label?
For a product to be eligible for a GGN label the farm or facility must have an Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) certificate (or a GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent benchmarked scheme), be fully compliant with the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) at farm level, Chain of Custody certification for supply chain members should be available and the business responsible for labeling the product should have a GGN label license.
The GGN label can be obtained by farms and facilities that have demonstrated exceptional performance in certain areas of sustainability, such as biodiversity, water management, and energy use. To qualify for the GGN label, a farm or facility must have a GlobalG.A.P. certification and pass an additional assessment.
Getting started with the label:
- Check whether your product fulfills the requirements
- Create an account on the GGN portal
- Ensure that your certificates are up-to-date
- Apply for GGN label license through the portal
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