GloalGAP is an initiative of retailers belonging to the Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group (EUREP). It is based on an equal partnership of agricultural producers and their retail customers. The Mission is to develop widely accepted standards and procedures for the global certification of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
In 2002, in order to create a common food safety standard, German food retailers from the HDE (Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels) have developed a common audit standard called International Food Standard or IFS.
Founded 1971 in Seattle. Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them through its company-operated retail stores. Corporate responsibility: Improving social and economic conditions for coffee farmers; minimizing environmental impact; making a positive contribution in the involved communities.
Utz Certified was founded in 1997 by Guatemalan coffee producers and the Dutch coffee roaster Ahold Coffee Company. The idea behind Utz Certified was to create recognition for responsible coffee producers and tools for roasters and brands to respond to a growing demand for assurance of responsibly produced coffee.