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Quality assurance

Nespar’s policy is the production of perfectly qualitative and safe products that agree with the National and European Laws and also wants the best for its costumers. To achieve that the company renews its certificates of compliance every year according to Global G.A.P. and AGROCERT and also has develop and set up the quality assurance systems such as ISO 9001-2008 and ISO22000:2005.

The company uses only approved pesticides and fertilizers in accordance with the instructions and requirements of ICM.

Nespar’s Innovation

Beyond the certification schemes we follow for years, the cooperative has invested a capital purchase of two ultramodern machines for mass crop spraying. The crops of Asparagus, Apricot and Plum are controlled massively by a professional of Nestos area. As a result, we have a clear view of the crop control, we know exactly when and what formulations are used and the applications are done only when and where is necessary

AGRO 2-1 2-2

Agricultural Products Certification and Supervision Organization

Agricultural Products Certification and Supervision Organization, under the distinctive title AGROCERT is a Private Law Legal Entity operating for the public benefit under the supervision of the Ministry of Rural Development

It is an established body responsible for the implementation of national policy on quality in agriculture.

The main competences of AGROCERT are as follows:

  • Certification of agricultural production systems
  • Certification of agricultural products
  • Evaluation, approval and supervision of Control and Certification private bodies, accredited by the National Accreditation System.
  • Preparation and publication of optional sectoral standards and development of specifications towards quality assurance of agricultural products


According to the new institutional framework, AGROCERT is the competent national Authority for the evaluation, approval and supervision of private Certification bodies, Accredited by the National Accreditation System, regarding the Integrated Management System for agricultural production, in compliance with AGRO 2.1 & AGRO 2.2. standards.

Reference: http://www.agrocert.gr


Your Ticket To A Global Market

GLOBALG.A.P. offers you one core product: GLOBALG.A.P. Certification , available for 3 scopes of production: Crops, Livestock, Aquaculture and consisting of a total of 16 standards. Click on GLOBALG.A.P. to start your certification process today.

You also have the option for a stepwise approach through localg.a.p., which helps you prepare for GLOBALG.A.P. Certification and provides you easier access to local markets.

If you are looking to upgrade your existing GLOBALG.A.P. Certificate to demonstrate your commitment to advancing Good Agricultural Practice to your retailers and buyers, GLOBALG.A.P.+ Add-On offers you voluntary add-on modules to enhance the core product and adapt it better to your environment.


The Customized Solution for Safe and Sustainable Agriculture

In response to growing concerns regarding specific aspects of the agricultural production process and supply chain, GLOBALG.A.P. has developed add-on modules that enhance your GLOBALG.A.P. Certification.

These made-to-measure add-ons upgrade your status as a producer and offer buyers specific assurances tailored to their interests and preferences.

Our current ready-to-use modules are:
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment On Social Practice (GRASP), which covers workers’ health safety and welfare.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit & Vegetables Standard

The GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit & Vegetables Standard covers all stages of production, from pre-harvest activities such as soil management and plant protection product application to post-harvest produce handling, packing and storing.

A Guide to Our Documents

  • The GLOBALG.A.P. Checklist is the document you need to complete your self-assessment.
  • The Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) document lists everything the standard you are applying for covers, and gives you addtional guidelines to fulfill the requirements.
  • The General Regulations document defines how the certification process works and lists the requirements for quality management systems and related issues.
  • The National Interpretation Guideline (NIG) clarifies how the CPCC have been adapted in a specific country. Please check if there is a NIG for your country. If yes, you are required to use it.
Source: http://www.globalgap.org

ISO 22000 - Food safety management

The ISO 22000 family of International Standards addresses food safety management.

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. As many of today's food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.

The ISO 22000 family contains a number of standards each focusing on different aspects of food safety management.

  • ISO 22000:2005 contains the overall guidelines for food safety management.

ISO 22000:2005 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.

SO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000:2005 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.

ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements to enable Nespar:

  • to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer,
  • to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements,
  • to evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance customer satisfaction,
  • to effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain,
  • to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy,
  • to demonstrate such conformity to relevant interested parties, and
  • to seek certification or registration of its food safety management system by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to ISO 22000:2005.

To see the certification (pdf) ISO 22000:2005 of Nespar, please click here.


ISO 9000 - Quality management

The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.

Standards in the ISO 9000 family include:

  • ISO 9001:2008 - sets out the requirements of a quality management system
  • SO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact ISO 9001:2008 is implemented by over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries.
  • This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

Certification to ISO 9001:2008

  • Checking that the system works is a vital part of ISO 9001:2008. An organization must perform internal audits to check how its quality management system is working. An organization may decide to invite an independent certification body to verify that it is in conformity to the standard, but there is no requirement for this. Alternatively, it might invite its clients to audit the quality system for themselves. Read more about certification to management system standards.