GLOBALG.A.P. Welcomes New Integrity Surveillance Committee Member

Köln, (PresseBox) - GLOBALG.A.P. welcomes the new Integrity Surveillance Committee member Mr. Miroslav Maziarka the Quality Manager of Tesco Polska/Poland. TESCO Poland is committed to require GLOBALG.A.P. Certification from its produce supplier and source more than 95% of its produce from certified producers.

'Being a user of the GLOBALG.A.P. system I am delighted to be appointed for this role. This gives me insight and re-assurance. I see how much effort is continuously invested into safeguard the GLOBALG.A.P. system integrity and guarantee the value of each GLOBALG.A.P. Certificate'

Mr. Miroslav Maziarka

The role of the independent Integrity Surveillance Committee is to evaluate the performance of the certification bodies and if necessary propose sanctions based on the result of the integrity assessments performed by GLOBALG.A.P . The GLOBALG.A.P. Board appoints the members of the Integrity Surveillance Committee. Sanctions are defined in General Regulations and displayed publicly on the GLOBALG.A.P. Website under the 'Approved Certification Bodies' section.The present Integrity Surveillance Committee Members:

CHAIR: Fons Schmid

RETAIL representative: Aldin Hilbrands - Ahold (NL)

RETAIL representative: Miroslav Maziarka - Tesco (Poland)

PRODUCER representative: Nick Ball - Tanhort Small Grower Development Ltd (UK,Tanzania)

PRODUCER representative: Bruno Magallo Huesa - Satfrutsol(SPAIN)

PUBLIC SECTOR representative: CNCA , China (observer, non-voting)

Since 2009, the Surveillance Committee has evaluated 43 certification bodies and proposed 18 'First Warning', 4 'Second Warning', 10 'Yellow Card', 1 'Red Card', and one Cancellation.

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