Quality right from the start.
Our aim is to ensure product safety and quality, in cooperation with our long-time and certified suppliers. For this purpose, we count on comprehensive residue monitoring, extensive internal and external quality controls, and competent advising of our suppliers regarding crop protection and cultivation methods.
In order to guarantee all of this, the consultants and agricultural engineers of our quality assurance cooperate closely with independent food laboratories. In addition to this, we ensure the documented traceability of each individual batch to the field. And we are constantly fine-tuning targeted measures for process optimisation, together with growers and exporters.
Strict quality checks throughout the supply chain
Close cooperation with independent testing laboratories
Documented traceability of all batches to the field
We expect and/or desire these certifications from our suppliers. We ensure uniform quality standards as the basis of high product quality.
GLOBALG.A.P. ensures the due development, implementation, improvement, integrity, transparency and harmonisation of the certificates. GlobalG.A.P. cooperates with more than 2,000 qualified inspectors and auditors, and 155 certification bodies, which carry out neutral grower audits and issue certificates. The GRASP additional module helps growers to establish good social management in their agricultural enterprises.
The QA inspection system with independent auditors guarantees reliable assurance of process, origin and quality. Only fruit, vegetables and potatoes that have been controlled by the grower through their entire production and marketing, right up to the counter, bear the blue QA certification mark.
The International Featured Standard Food was developed by the members of the German Retail Federation (HDE) and of the French Wholesale and Retail Federation (FCD). IFS Food checks adherence to specifications regarding quality and food safety in the manufacturing of own brands.
The BRC Global Standard Food specifies the safety, quality and operating criteria that foodstuff manufacturers have to fulfil in order to meet all legal stipulations and consumer protection regulations. BRC demands the implementation of the HACCP system and is a pre-requirement for, among other things, the placing of the products in the British market.
In order to become RFA-certified, farms must fulfil the criteria of the Standard for Sustainable Agriculture of the Rainforest Alliance. This standard is based on the three pillars of sustainability: The environmental, social, and economic. The standard is structured according to the following principles: Preservation of biodiversity, improved living conditions and the well-being of people, protection of natural resources, increasing the efficiency and productivity of the farm enterprise.
The Fairtrade standards are the regulations to which smallholders’ organisations, plantations and companies must adhere, along the entire value chain. They comprise social, environmental and economical criteria for ensuring sustainable development of the producer organisations in the developing and emerging countries.