2018 GAP Connections Certification Standards               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

EVERY DECISION MATTERS.

Establishing a higher standard across the industry requires accountability and collaboration every step of the way. The voluntary GAP Connections Certification Program facilitates partnership at every level, from growers and buyers to regulators and stakeholders, to foster an environment that promotes sustainability, profitability, fairness and competition. 

 

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HOW YOU GROW MATTERS.

Laying the foundation for sustainable, socially responsible agriculture practices starts with implementing responsible crop and environmental management standards. From seed selection to chemical application, GAP Connections works with Universities, Extension and growers to provide information and resources that strengthen the economic outlook for both the individual grower and the industry.

 

Download the Crop and Environment Certification Standards

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

HOW YOU WORK MATTERS.

GAP Connections helps growers understand and maintain compliance with critical labor laws and regulations. It is important to have labor management practices that adhere to laws and regulations, promote worker rights and provide a safe working environment.

 

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 ACCURATE DATA MATTERS.

Navigating our future relies on a clear understanding of past practices and the outcomes of those decisions. GAP Connections maintains a customized database with details on each participant’s crop, environment and labor practices.

 

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