Certifications

Continuous inspection

Our sweet peppers are continuously inspected when they leave our location. This is essential for a company that meets the requirements for common certification systems, GLOBALGAB, On The Way PlanetProof and BRC.
The final inspection takes place in the processing hall just before the peppers are shipped to the customer. We monitor the quality of the sweet peppers throughout the entire process.
We have an excellent quality control system which also includes aspects such as hygiene, hazards and risk and product safety.

Besides food safety labels there are also social certifications, such as GRASP and SEDEX/SMETA. These certifications show that we take responsibility for ensuring that our employees enjoy good working conditions.

The GLOBAL G.A.P. Fruit &Vegetables Standard
This is a partnership between producers of agricultural products and retailers to establish a number of widely accepted certification standards and procedures for Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.).
It established the requirements for all the various production stages, from pre-harvest activities such as soil management and applying crop protection to the processing, packing and storage of products after the harvest.
The standards apply to:
• Food safety and traceability
• Environment (including biodiversity)
• Health, safety and welfare of employees
• Animal welfare

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GRASP (GlobalG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice)
Assesses whether a business complies with certain requirements in the areas of staff and payroll administration, pensions and outsourcing of work. GRASP complements the current GlobalG.A.P. certificate.

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BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (British Retail Consortium)
This standard sets the requirements that food producing organisations must meet with regard to hazard and risk management, hygiene, product safety and quality systems.
It also addresses issues such as management accountability, environmental circumstances, production or process facilities, product- and process control and employees training and education.

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On the way to PlanetProof
The independent environmental quality label On the way to PlanetProof proves that you buy a product that is produced more sustainably and is therefore better for nature, the environment, climate and animals. On the way to PlanetProof certified farmers and growers strive towards a cultivation that is in balance with the earth’s capacity. This is a process of continuously taking further steps in order to reduce the depletion of our earth’s resources. On the way to PlanetProof certified farmers and growers contribute to cleaner air, fertile soil, water quality, processing circular waste, recycling and animal welfare.

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Tesco NURTURE
Focuses on the management of the pesticides list. This scheme includes environmental standards and requirements with regard to things such as product shelf life.
Tesco NURTURE environmental standards set requirements with regard to:
• use of pesticides and fertilisers.
• prevention of pollution
• protection of human health
• use of energy, water and other natural resources
• recycling and reuse of materials
• nature protection

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SMETA
Stands for “Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit” and is an audit system for working conditions within a company. SMETA is part of Sedex, an international NGO with a large platform for data exchange about ethical trade in the chain. The SMETA system determines the audit methodology which is based on the ETI (Ethical Trade Initiative) principles and focuses on the following main pillars:
• Workers rights
• Business ethics
• Environmental issues
• Health and safety
It also covers aspects such as discrimination, intimidation and child labour.

More information about SMETA and ETI-code

Groen Label Kas (Green Label Greenhouse)
Is a greenhouse used for growing commercial horticultural crops with a lower environmental impact. A Green Label Greenhouse contributes to the sustainability of horticultural greenhouses and meets the stringent environmental requirements with regard to the following:
• Climate
• Energy
• Crop protection
• Water quality and quantity
• Light pollution

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