EVERY DECISION MATTERS.

Recognizing the demand for a comprehensive, and transparent tool to verify compliance with best practice implementation, GAPC developed Certification Programs with extensive input from industry partners, member companies, member growers, and third-party experts. 

GAPC’s Certification Programs are designed to increase transparency and foster an environment that promotes sustainability, profitability, fairness, and competition.

 

Begins with GAPC Grower Membership

Reaching a higher standard begins with your choice to become a GAPC Grower Member and learn about good agricultural practices. From there, you can choose to become a GAPC Certified Grower Member and make a commitment to implement the GAPC Certification Standards of the program of your choice.

 

 

GAPC Tobacco Certification

Crop. Environment. Labor.

Certification Program for those growers growing tobacco on their operation.  Growers who apply for Tobacco Grower Certification will have a two-year cycle that will consist of an annual self-assessment, annual recordkeeping requirements, and an annual monitoring visit (i.e. audit or site visit). To find out more about the GAPC Tobacco Certification Program click here or call GAPC at 865.622.4606.

 

 

 

GAPC Hemp Certification

Crop. Environment. Labor.

Certification Program for those growers growing hemp on their operation.  Growers who apply for Hemp Grower Certification will have an annual audit and annual recordkeeping requirements to verify compliance with GAPC Hemp Certification Standards. To find out more about the GAPC Tobacco Certification Program click here or call GAPC at 865.622.4606.

 

 

(Coming in 2023) GAPC Advanced Labor Certification Add-on

Labor.

This is an add-on program that will be launched in 2023.  The program will allow growers who are participating in one of the three other Certification Programs to demonstrate their compliance with and adoption of Advanced Labor Practices.  Pilots are being conducted in 2022 and more information on this program will be released in 2023.

 

(Coming in 2023) GAPC Labor Certification

Labor.

Certification Program for those growers growing any crop that involves hiring non-family labor.  Growers who apply for Labor Certification will have an annual audit and annual recordkeeping requirements to verify compliance with GAPC Labor Certification Standards. Pilots are being conducted in 2022 and more information on this program will be released in 2023.