Companies within Komati Fruit Group is also a registered members of the following institutions:
Agbiz (Agricultural business chamber)
Banana Growers Association of SA
CGA (Citrus Growers Association)
Citrus Nursery Association
CRI (Citrus Research Institute)
FPEF (Fresh Producers Exporters Forum)
PMA (Produce Marketing Assossiation)
SAAGA (Avocado Growers)
SALGA (Litchi Growers)
SAMAC (Macadamia Growers)
SAMGA (Mango Growers)
SEDEX (SUPPLIERS ETHICAL DATABASE EXCHANGE)
SIZA (Sustainability Initiative of South Africa)
SABPA (Blueberry Growers)
We proudly comply with the following standards
The HACCP process is followed troughout all Komati Fruit Group packhouses and the below standards are compliant in most of the packhouses depending on the packing program they following for spesific markets.
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE OF SOUTH AFRICA
The SIZA program was established as a pro-active response by the South African fruit industry to promote sound and on-going improvement of ethical labour practices on South African fruit farms and in pack houses.
Sedex is a membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex provides a platform to share ethical information with multiple customers and identify problems that may exist by way of self-assessments and third-party ethical audits based on the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) base code.
Nurture is a quality standard exclusive to Tesco that is implemented by farms and pack houses and independently audited to ensure the supply of a world class quality product that is grown in an environmentally friendly and responsible way.
This is a risk-based security program maintained by Walmart to ensure that facilities have the necessary procedures and systems in place to protect the product against tampering during production, transportation and shipping.
GlobalGap is the world’s leading farm assurance program. The GlobalGap Standard incorporates quality, food safety, production, worker welfare and sustainability standards for the certification of agricultural products. It is a global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. They lay the foundation for the protection of scarce resources by the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices with a promise for a sustainable future.
The Albert Heijn protocol lays down the contracting requirements to guarantee full application of the legislation in UE-MRL and ARfD-NL for fresh produce. Since fresh produce comes from production zones anywhere in the world, Albert Heijn has established a protocol, apart from GLOBALG.A.P, to monitor the levels of residues at source: the producers and packaging stations of suppliers.
WAITROSE FARM ASSESSMENT
Working together for a sustainable future. Seeking continuous improvement in terms of sustainability and the challenges that goes hand in hand. All aspects are covered in this form of a audit as no subject can be seen in isolation.
An audit program exclusive to Marks & Spencer that covers all aspects of quality and food safety within their fresh and frozen produce supply chain. The audit standard is more extensive in requirements than other assurance initiatives and is regularly reviewed to ensure standards are maintained, and every farm is regularly audited.
A leading safety and quality certification program with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies. They specify the requirements to be met by an organisation to enable the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food and consumer products. Implementation of the BRC Global Food Standard guarantees the standardization of quality, food safety and operational criteria throughout facilities, ensures that they fulfil their legal
obligations and provides protection for the end consumer.
The Confronting Climate Change (CCC) Initiative is a carbon
footprinting project, developed to support the South African
fruit and wine sectors through identifying and responding to the
risks and opportunities associated with carbon emissions.