Our team, in cooperation with BSD Consulting Switzerland, supported the Swiss retail company Coop by implementing the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practices (GRASP) amongst its suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the Spanish province of Almería.
We began by developing the national interpretation of the standard for Spain during a stakeholder engagement process. Our consultants then trained the suppliers on the application of GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP and prepared them for audits conducted by an external certification body. The effectiveness of the processes and aspects to be improved were assessed in several stakeholder roundtables.
This initiative led to improved social practices and helped establish collaborative stakeholder relations in the region.