THe ongoing partnership between GlobalGAP and Siza is set to make supply chain sustainability and ethical trading more streamlined, with Siza audits set to become far more accessible.
GlobalGAP will now not only display actual Siza audit information, but also status updates to improve the transparency of South African ethical trade requirements for global trade.
Siza and GlobalGAP platforms will be connected via an Application Programming Interface (API). This connection between the two companies will improve GlobalGAP’s leading global certification programme, and agriculture businesses in South Africa will be able to access information about third-party audits much more easily.
“I congratulate Siza on sharing the same mindset by implementing this API feature," said Kristian Moeller, CEO of GlobalGAP. "This is another milestone in delivering our objective of finding all relevant information about farm assurance in one place and in real time. The key is the GlobalGAP Number (GGN).”
The GlobalGAP Database link is set to be live and active in a matter of weeks, contributing to the GlobalGAP sustainability mission to connect farmers, consumers, and retailers together to safeguard resources and bring safe food to the global market.
Environmental audits can be reviewed by global market players with complete ease . For Siza, the relationship with GlobalGAP ensures that their social audits and, in the future, environmental audits can be reviewed by global market players with complete ease.
Retha Louw, CEO of Siza, said: “For Siza and the South African agricultural industry, the partnership with GlobalGAP to develop an API link for sharing audit data and information helps to ensure that South African products are available to consumers in global markets. Siza believes that partnerships with global players are extremely important because alone Siza can make a difference in the South African agricultural industry, but together we can do so much more to drive continuous improvement and to establish and sustain good practices on farms. If everyone moves forward together, then success takes care of itself.”