Dear all,

Following the communication letter which has been sent on September 2022 regarding the new version (v6 “Smart”) of the GLOBALG.A.P. Scheme, which replaces version 5.2., we would like to inform you that based on  Scheme’s requirements as well as those of our Accreditation Body (ESYD) and according to our procedures the following apply:

  • All audits, after January 1st, 2024, will be conducted against the requirements of the new version of the standard.

Version 6 “Smart” is for the following scopes / certification schemes:

  • Plants Scope, General Regulations v6:
    • FV (Fruit and Vegetables)
    • F&O (Flowers and Ornamentals)
    • Hops

Plant scopes CC (Combinable Crops) and PPM (Plant Propagation Material) are under consultation and will continue to be certified under v5.2 until their addition to v6, for which you will be informed later.

Moreover, GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons* which will be assessed among with version 6 are:

  • GRASP v2
  • AH-DLL GROW Add-on v3.1
  • SPRING v2

*GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons are non-accredited

Should you have any questions or in need of clarifications please contact us via email at or by phone at +30 2310 535765.

Note: The relevant certification rules (Audit Information & Expectation) will be available in our webpage once our evaluation by E.SY.D. has been completed.

Important: Version 6 GFS is under the process to be validated / recognized by GFSI. Until then, version IFA v5.4-1 GFS continues to be valid.

Transition to the New GlobalG.A.P. Sceme IFA v6