The memorandum of understanding (MoU) cements a decade-old collaboration between the two organizations, aiming to drive social sustainability in food and agricultural supply chains.

GLOBALG.A.P. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with amfori outlining a commitment on behalf of both organizations to align the operation of their independent social compliance tools.

The signing of the MoU strengthens a collaboration which began in 2009, and comes at a time when international governments are seeking to strengthen human rights due diligence regulations and introduce mandatory requirements.

Promoting social compliance together

amfori is a business association that offers trade, social and environment services to improve the resilience and sustainability of global supply chains at post-farm level.
GLOBALG.A.P. standards and assessments are largely intended for the on-farm level, including the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP).

To help those in the global agri-food supply chains to respect human rights and protect workers, amfori will now facilitate the inclusion of GRASP in the sustainability practices of global retailers using amfori BSCI services.

This will enhance supply chain monitoring by providing buyers with greater visibility and data on the sustainability performance of their business partners at primary production level. Equally, farms will also benefit from the collaboration: It promotes audit readiness and opens up support channels by both GLOBALG.A.P. and amfori.

Kristian Moeller, GLOBALG.A.P. managing director, says, “We are delighted to join amfori in a partnership that will make it even easier for farms and supply chains to demonstrate their compliance with social regulations. Both amfori and GLOBALG.A.P. are dedicated to a sustainable future and we are proud to strengthen the cause together”.

About amfori

At amfori we believe in a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. We call this Trade with Purpose. As the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, we bring together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and national associations representing a combined turnover of more than 1.5 trillion euros. We offer our members a practical framework and world-class tools that enable them to manage the social and environmental performance of their supply chains and anticipate trends. We also advocate for progressive policy and collaborate with impactful stakeholders to achieve common aims.