Good Agricultural Practice is not just about products; it’s also about people.
GRASP stands for GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice, and is a voluntary ready-to-use module developed to assess social practices on the farm, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and welfare.
Designed to complement GLOBALG.A.P. Certification towards social aspects, GRASP measures can be assessed together with the GLOBALG.A.P. audit. A GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Body (CB) approved for GRASP conducts the GRASP assessment of your production facilities. The assessment results are then uploaded to the GLOBALG.A.P. Database, showing your level of compliance, and are then visible to industry supply chain partners and buyers who have been granted access – see list of GRASP Observers here.
The GRASP assessment is valid for one year and assessments are conducted annually.
GRASP helps producers establish a good social management system on their farms. It offers buyers added assurance. And it helps protect one of the farm’s most important resources: its people.