The Tesco Nurture standard concentrates on the implementation at the operation of technical management, from the reproduction material (seeds and plantlets), the supplies used and their management, taking into account environmental factors, the workers at the operation and above all foodstuff safety; irrigation, fertilisation and plant protection items; lastly the handling of the fruit and vegetable produce, with the possibility of the scope of the certification including only the management of the operation or reaching as far as the finished product at the handling centre.
The environmental criteria of the Nurture protocol are based on the following aspects:
- Rational usage of plant protection products, fertilisers and manures.
- Prevention of contamination.
- Protection of human health.
- Usage of power, water and other natural resources.
- Recycling and reuse of material.
- Conservation and improvement of the landscape and flora and fauna.
Implementation and Certification of the Norm at Farm basis is a quality guarantee for your clients supplying TESCO and a clear option for adding value to your products and enterprise; it’s a good business card that fulfills the demands of the market and helps you to project in the market and to internally organise your business.
In order to be certified, the operation has to be entered in the TESCO NURTURE farm register through Tesco’s supplier of the product, requesting KIWA ESPAÑA for an application for an audit for the protocol. After obtaining the Assignation of an Audit, KIWA ESPAÑA proceeds to perform this. TESCO NURTURE has three levels of certification depending on the levels of compliance of the compulsory standard critical control points of the norm. This certificate can be obtained on Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.
Kiwa España offers you among other services, TESCO NURTURE inspections, in its organic and conventional versions, with the possibility to combine its audit with others as Globalgap. You will have the support of our experienced auditors team that will help you to improve your farm systems.