For 10 years, the GAP labeling program has demonstrated thought leadership, industry leadership, and agricultural expertise across all facets of our organization.
In ten years, we’ve grown our program to now include 3800+ farms across seven (7) countries, with product available in 5000+ outlets. Our program supports systems across all climates and geographies while providing a road map for continuous improvement. Certification also covers all stages of production – from hatch through processing for poultry, and breeding through processing for pigs and ruminants – in other words, a fully comprehensive program that covers the entire life of the animal. We have also expanded our Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) program to include assistance connecting the entire supply chain. We think that’s what being a good partner is all about.
GAP is grounded in science, with a forward-looking approach to business. Our certified farm and ranch partners are the backbone of our organization, but we continue to diversify our program to include more partners and stakeholders. Our GAP farm team is a highly qualified group of agriculture experts, creating and evolving our farm animal welfare standards in the spirit of continuous improvement and our business team has many years of retail, marketing, meat buying, and product development experience. GAP is different from other animal welfare programs because we audit each and every farm every 15 months through different seasons and across production life cycles. We know this level of transparency and integrity is important to consumers and to our program.
Consumer demand is driving change for farm animals, which is the fuel that drives our organization. And that’s something we can all feel good about. Together, we are raising the bar for meat products across North America. We look forward to building more awareness and generating more demand for the GAP label for many years to come.
Global Animal Partnership