One way to simplify matters for all parties involved is to establish equivalencies between different standards to eliminate the need for overlapping certifications. GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) gets “FSA Silver equivalency level” by SAI Platform for all its IFA certificates issued in 13 EU countries, the USA, and three Canadian provinces.

For producers outside these regions and those who wish to achieve the higher FSA Gold equivalency level, GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a Farm Sustainability Assessment (GGFSA) add-on – a joint product with the SAI Platform. The GGFSA add-on enables GLOBALG.A.P. certified farmers to make FSA claims in a simple manner and without having to undergo two different audits – which means greater simplicity for them!

One approach that is recognized throughout the industry

Using the GGFSA add-on replaces the need to be a part of multiple company-specific sustainability schemes by providing one approach that is recognized throughout the industry.