First winners will be announced at September’s GlobalGAP Summit 2024 in Warsaw

GlobalGAP Changemaker Awards Press Release

FoodPLUS, the company behind GlobalGAP and the GGN label, is to launch a brand new awards scheme celebrating those fostering positive change in the world of farming.

The first annual Changemaker Awards will be announced at the GlobalGAP Summit 2024, which takes place 10-12 September in Warsaw.

The awards recognise commitment to promoting responsible farming practices and fostering positive social change, focusing on cross-industry initiatives that foster responsible change in the industry.

Those wishing to enter in three categories – producers, retailers and certification bodies – can apply between 10 April to 10 May.

To enter, they must demonstrate three things: exemplifying responsible agricultural cultivation methods and implementing innovative approaches to resource efficiency; promoting socio-economic development and the well-being of local actors along global supply chains who are committed to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals; and contributing to the transfer of knowledge and education as well as supporting inclusivity and diversity in local communities.

The international jury, consisting of the organisation’s senior management and advisory board, will shortlist nine candidates from the applications whose innovative practices and forward-thinking concepts make a significant contribution to the common good.

These nine candidates will be presented at the GlobalGAP Summit in September, where the final three award winners (one from each of the three categories) will be selected by democratic vote of attendees. The winners will receive their Changemaker 2024 award during the evening event on 10 September.

Applications will be accepted via an online form on the Summit 2024 website. Participation and application for the Changemaker Awards is free of charge. The invitation to the Summit in Warsaw is also free of charge for the nine shortlisted candidates. In order to encourage and inspire creativity in the application process, FoodPLUS said there are no requirements or predefined criteria for applying.