Agrocolor is a certification body founded in the south of Spain in 1997. Its main activity is to conduct inspections and audits of the main standards operating in agri-food companies, such as GLOBALG.A.P., organic farming, Integrated Production, PGI, PDO and many others. Currently Agrocolor certifies more than 52 different standards in 475.000 hectares of 4.000 customers worldwide. As a GLOBALG.A.P. certification body, Agrocolor certifies 33.000 hectares and 160 packing facilities in different countries in Europe, America and Africa. It also manages the standard UNEGAP, scheme equivalent to GLOBALG.A.P., which has certified 6.500 hectares and 35 packing facilities in Spain.
The Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association, (ASOEX) is a not-for-profit private entity whose members include 351 companies that pack and trade their own fruit and third parties fruit, representing 96% of the total fresh fruit volume exported from Chile.
ASOEX was established in 1935, and during more than 80 years has maintained the compliance of its mission: “Facilitate and support the productive process and the international trading and promotion of our products, defending our associates interest, in a generic way, non discriminatory and stimulating the free competition of the internal and external stakeholders, without getting involve in commercial matters.“
ASOEX has been member of GLOBALG.A.P. for more than 15 years now, and has demonstrated the strong commitment of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Industry on the evolution of the G.A.P., Food safety and Sustainability through ChileG.A.P., its own country certification scheme, and being an active participant and supporter of the different GLOBALG.A.P. activities.
We congratulate the 20th anniversary of GLOBALG.A.P.
About BASF’s Crop Protection division
With sales of more than €5.8 billion in 2015, BASF’s Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions for agriculture, turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. Our broad portfolio of active ingredients, seed treatments, biological controls, formulations and services optimizes efficient production of high quality food and protects against post-harvest loss, damage to buildings and the transmission of disease. By delivering new technologies and know-how, BASF Crop Protection supports the effort of growers and pest management professionals to make a better life for themselves and society. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or on our social media channels.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. In its Crop Science division, Bayer offers sustainable solutions and products in the area of seed, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company works together with partners along the food value chain to develop and implement integrated solutions according to the principles of a sustainable agriculture.
COEXPHAL is the Association of Producer Organisations of Fruits and Vegetables of Almería (Southeast Spain). It was created in 1977 to provide common services and to obtain recognition. Currently COEXPHAL includes over 100 F&V company members, and represents 65 % of the F&V exports and 70 % of the production of the province, with a production of 2 million tons, a turnover of over 1.6 billion Euros, 8,100 farmer members and 20,800 ha. under cultivation giving work to 35,000 workers.
Over 100 people work in the COEXPHAL group providing a wide range of services to members (see www.coexphal.es for a services and activities and www.almeriaenverde.es for current topics and information).
DNV GL is a world-leading certification body. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.
Within the food and beverage industry, we help customers worldwide to achieve excellence in food safety and quality, environmental management, supply chain management and product sustainability. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.
The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries. Our 14,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
Farmforce is a platform that allows users to manage farming activities, ensure compliance and establish traceability. Using the Farmforce web or mobile application, users in the field can quickly and accurately record information about farming activities. Farmforce helps buyers, exporters and NGOs efficiently manage large numbers of farmers, in a centralized scheme. Farmforce can also be used by commercial growers and to ensure that companies seeking certification can meet compliance standards and help certification bodies to track surveys and record results. Farmforce, in partnership with GLOBALG.A.P. can help customers to achieve compliance and certification.
GetG.A.P. represents a tool which helps its users in certification and re-certification of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard. This product significantly shortens/simplifies the implementation process, enables distribution and following of tasks among all participants of the process, and provides a simple monitoring tool for all phases of implementation and certification. Through application of this product, users may greatly speed up the process of introduction and re-certification of the GLOBALG.A.P. standard, as well as achieve over 50% savings in human resources.
NSF International is the leading provider of independent assurance and certification services to the agriculture, fresh produce and processing industries. NSF specialise in the delivery of individual and composite audits to a broad range of international, national and client specific standards. These differing standards reflect the evolving supply chain and consumer assurance, demands for product safety, legality and quality, and broader concerns about integrity, welfare, ethical and environmental issues. NSF have a unique perspective on the food safety chain and the ability to address a wide range of issues in a consistent and innovative way. NSF have a global audit team with a first class professional reputation for technical knowledge and consistency across industry sectors. NSF Certification is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditations Service (UKAS), enabling the provision of a broad range of accredited certification services for both product and management systems.