What is GRASP?

Good agricultural practices aren’t just about products; they are also about people. The GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice. It is a voluntary, farm-level social/labor management tool for global supply chains, to be used in combination with Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA).

How it works

Producers can assess, improve, and demonstrate their responsible social practices through a simple but robust evaluation checklist of four main topics: Workers’ voice, human and labor rights information, human and labor rights indicators, and child and young workers protection.

The assessment is carried out simultaneously with an IFA audit in order to minimize the audit burden (time and costs) for producers.

Evidence methods are determined by the country risk classification in order to balance efficiency and flexibility.

Evaluation is complemented by national interpretation guidelines of local legislation to help assessors and producers to understand local compliance systems.

GRASP covers the main topics of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s core labor conventions