Spread has acquired the internationally recognized GLOBALG.A.P. certification for production management at its vertical farms Kameoka Plant and Techno Farm Keihanna. 

Through acquiring the certification, in addition to existing efforts of food and workplace safety management, environmental sustainability and traceability, Spread has updated its processes to incorporate measures for mitigating the risk of infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus. Doing so has further reinforced Spread's ability to produce and supply safe, clean and healthy lettuce, even in the COVID-19 era. 

The certificate
GLOBALG.A.P. certification is increasingly being recognized as one of the global standards for sustainable agriculture. By acquiring GLOBALG.A.P. Spread strives to reassure retailers and consumers of the strength of its production system and the quality of its produce. 

The effects

  • Visualization of strict hygiene and product quality standards
  • Raising awareness of the employees through conducting labor safety courses and displaying related information via signs and notices
  • Communicating information about production system safety and environmental sustainability to the stakeholders

Future Developments
Moving forward, the labels of packaged lettuce products from Spread’s GLOBALG.A.P. certified factories will indicate this certification status with a GLOBALG.A.P. Number. Spread will commit to the continuous enforcement of hygiene and safety management, and the promotion of environmental sustainability through the development of new technologies. By pursuing indoor vertical farming in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and partners, Spread aims to create a sustainable society and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. 

Spread acquires GLOBALG.A.P. certificate at Kameoka farm.

For more information:
Spread Co. Ltd.