The GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit 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. GLOBALG.A.P. is the internationally recognized standard for farm production. The GLOBALG.A.P. goal is safe and sustainable agricultural production to benefit farmers, retailers and consumers throughout the world. Rosle has been compliant to the Global Gap standards from the beginning of the exports started in 1997. The most recent audit (2016) resulted in a 100% compliant Certificate being awarded to Rosle.
The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime safety treaty from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the maritime arm of the United Nations. It regulates safety of life at sea, which includes any ocean-going vessels. Declaration of shipping weights has been required for a long time. Verification of shipping weights has not. Verification is now mandatory because misdeclared weights have caused unsafe conditions at sea for vessels and crew. Rosle is SOLAS compliant and fulfill all requirements.
SIZA, the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa, provides a platform for agricultural stakeholders to ensure ethical and environmentally sustainable trade. This platform monitors care for the environment and compliance with labor legislation. The aim of SIZA is to encourage continuous improvement in practices over time in excess of the minimum legal requirements. Interventions and support tools are created by measuring member compliance over time to support ongoing improvement of labor conditions on farms and pack houses, to help manage commercial risks allied to ethical trade matters, and to give retailers (and other stakeholders) confidence in the South African supply base.
Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is a racially selective program launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of Apartheid by giving certain previously disadvantaged groups of South African citizens economic privileges previously not available to them under White rule. Rosle Pak is a Level 4 BBBEE compliant entity. Also see the entry about Silver Charm on this website.