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GlobalGAP

The entire EAME supply chain GLOBALG.A.P. certified

In 2016, we announced that our Syngenta Flowers Young Plant Production site at De Lier in the Netherlands has been accredited with Good Agricultural Practice (GLOBALG.A.P.) status and passed the Risk Assessment of Social Practice (GRASP) audit.

In 2020, Tolra, our Spanish Mandevilla Young Plant Production site also received the certification. This means that within EAME we now have GLOBALGAP certification for every link in the vegetative production chain, from starting material to unrooted cuttings and young plants.

GLOBALG.A.P

Scientifically based and neutral in its authority (non-profit), GLOBALG.A.P. with GRASP creates a world-leading accreditation system for the flower sector, developed by partners from retail, consumer and industry, and validated by external, independent bodies.

GlobalGAP

GLOBALG.A.P

Scientifically based and neutral in its authority (non-profit), GLOBALG.A.P. with GRASP creates a world-leading accreditation system for the flower sector, developed by partners from retail, consumer and industry, and validated by external, independent bodies.

GRASP

GRASP

The associated GRASP standards provide further assurance that the labour and social aspects of Syngenta's operations worldwide are fair and consistent. The abbreviation stands for: GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice. The standards cover employee representation, legal rights, working hours, children's rights, written reports and fringe benefits.

GRASP

The associated GRASP standards provide further assurance that the labour and social aspects of Syngenta's operations worldwide are fair and consistent. The abbreviation stands for: GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice. The standards cover employee representation, legal rights, working hours, children's rights, written reports and fringe benefits.

High standards

The success means that all in-house flower plant production sites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East are now GLOBALG.A.P. certified, assuring Syngenta's customers that the company meets the highest professional and sustainability standards in flower production. This industry-leading commitment means that growers supplied by Syngenta and retailers supplied by these growers now have an important advantage that sets them apart from others in the industry. This benefit of sustainably produced plants extends to the end user.

All plants produced at Syngenta sites carry the GLOBALG.A.P. certificate, demonstrating the company's long-term commitment and investment in responsible stewardship. As sustainability becomes increasingly important, there are more than 1,000 business-to-business and business-to-consumer eco-labels, and with such a wide range to choose from, Syngenta has chosen GLOBALG.A.P. for its highest standards.

With European retailers and environmental NGOs pushing for more certified production, growers need to demonstrate that their own production methods are sustainable to remain competitive in their markets. In doing so, they are building credibility and goodwill with consumers who are looking for sustainably produced products.
GLOBALG.A.P. offers growers ongoing support in improving production quality, including regular audits and follow-ups, and integrates industry and retail perspectives.

For more information, growers can contact their Syngenta Flowers representative or register at www.globalgap.org.