Group Integrity is a new software program that facilitates the certification of smallholder groups and businesses with small producers under contract farming. It achieves this through providing support with the management of the internal quality verification system (e.g. ICS, PGS, GLOBALG.A.P. Option 2).
Using Group Integrity means that preparation and implementation of internal controls are greatly simplified and thus the cooperation with the external certification body.
- An ultimate solution for the professional management of grower groups targeting national and international markets.
- A solution essential for transforming your grower group into a well-structured, transparent and reliable market partner.
Following the initial successful and positive collaboration between Group Integrity and the Dutch University of Applied Sciences "Hogeschool VHL” last year, Organic Services’ software is being used as part of the university’s curriculum for the second year in a row. Group Integrity is an important component of the study unit, "The Traceability for Sustainability,” and is made available to students in their senior year.
The geographic indication certification scheme gives consumers the right to know that when they buy Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, they are buying the real thing.
What is needed for supply chain integrity? Organic Services is currently undertaking a feasibility study as part of the FoodIntegrity project (funded as part of the EU Seventh Framework Programme) to answer this question.
Organic Services delivers news and updates on its software solutions for integrity management.
Organic Services (Germany) was invited to present its web-based software tool, Group Integrity, at the ‘Forum Sustainable Cocoa’ (GISCO) at the GIZ’s main office.
Group Integrity and the Dutch University of Applied Sciences "Hogeschool VHL” have agreed to incorporate Group Integrity into "The Traceability Unit for Sustainability", thus making it available to students attending their senior year.
COOPFAM, Brazilian coffee cooperative signed for Group Integrity software enhancing the group’s internal quality management.
Jorge Casale, organic certification system expert from Argentina, dedicates the latest article on his blog Allorganics 21 to the “Implementation of Internal Control Systems for Grower Groups.
More than 150 groups, interested Implementation Partner have been introduced to the tool. About a third of them have asked for using the demo.
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