GLOBAL—G.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.
Since 1997, Europe GAP has developed their standards to be primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare. This maintains consumer confidence in food quality and food safety. They have now grown into a series of worldwide accepted certification schemes for all retailers and have now changed their name to Global GAP to reflect their growing popularity and use.
Moody International has been approved to carry out this scheme.