Company type and options
The different combination of company type and options allow to certify products in numerous constellations.
The company type categorizes the legal entity: there can be only a
- producer: a legal entity cultivating the product as a single supplier
- producer group: a cooperative (a PMO) contracting single producers, who cultivate the product and supply the group
The options describe who owns and sells which product.
- Option 1 GLOBALG.A.P. scheme standard and AMC (Approved Modified Checklists)
- Option 3 Fully benchmarked schemes
If the single producer owns and sells the product directly to the market, then its own products are certified as option 1 or 3. The same applies for producer groups: If the group cultivates and sells its own product - a different one than the product of the cooperative - , this product is certified as option 1 or 3.
- Option 2 GLOBALG.A.P. scheme standard and AMC (Approved Modified Checklists)
- Option 4 Fully benchmarked schemes
If the single producer cultivates the product, but then sells it to the group who then markets the product as a producer group member, the products of this single producer are registered and accepted as option 2 or 4. This product of the group is then certified as option 2 or 4. Also the group can grow this (the same) product on its own (or rented) fields - however this cannot be registered in the GLOBALG.A.P. Database. Even thought it has to be listed in the annex of the paper certificate.
Producer A grows and sells peaches: option 1 certificate
Producer A grows also nectarines and supplies group X: option 2 acceptance (no certificate!)
Group X markets nectarines: option 2 certificate incl. all members, also producer A
Group X also grows and sells nectarines: the same option 2 certificate incl. all members and the group, too
Group X grows and sells also plums (not supplied by members): option 1 certificate