In 2017, 17,166 in 80 countries worldwide were GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) certified.
This constitutes an increase of 1,148 (+7%) compared to 2016. This is stated in the GMP+ annual report over 2017.
GMP+ International strives for feed safety and sustainability worldwide. Each year, more countries and companies are getting the GMP+ certification. Continuing growth of GMP+ FSA certification in 2017 indicates progress is being made.
In December 2017, 340 companies in 3 countries were GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) certified. This is a decrease of 4 compared to 2016. Certified companies were in the Netherlands (90%), Belgium and Germany. In December 2017, 5 companies were GMP+ Responsible Biomass Assurance (RBA) certified. The Netherlands has been the target market. The market potential was estimated at about 50 to 70 companies in the segments production of biomass, trade and transport.
Johan den Hartog, managing director and Roland van der Post, operations director say in their preface of the report: ”Looking back on 2017, we see that our position in consolidated markets like Germany and the Netherlands is solid. We are pleased with the outstanding participation in these countries. Together with our stakeholders, we will continue to work on improvement of our services to these companies and invest in these relationships. Furthermore, we are proud of the continuous growth of our GMP+ certification scheme. We see encouraging developments in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The numbers may not yet be impressive in the Middle East, but because of its global import of feed ingredients, the impact of an increase in GMP+ certified companies in that region could pay big dividends. In Asia, we see more leading industry players starting to push their suppliers to becoming GMP+ FSA certified. The potential of these regions was further amplified by several collaboration agreements between GMP+ International and industry associations in Iran, Vietnam and China over the course of 2017”.
The mission of GMP+ International is to be a provider of a reliable, practical and comprehensive feed certification scheme, leading internationally. They also wish to link parties, stimulate shared responsibility and exchange knowledge and information. GMP+ International celebrated its 25th birthday in 2017.