Food safety and authority

Green Diamonds works with a fresh product, so food safety and hygiene are extremely important. Therefore, the growers have various certificates:
With these certifications, Green Diamonds meets the desired requirements to provide service to essentially every retailer. For the full (downloadable) list, see the Growers United website. For more information, send an e-mail to voedselveiligheid@growersunited.nl.

Certificates

Green Diamonds growers are all GLOBAL G.A.P. certified. This is the certification system for supermarket organisations in Europe. It includes requirements for safe, sustainably grown, high-quality and traceable productsThese elements are also included in the QS certificate, a German certification system, specially developed for the fruit and vegetable industry. 

Furthermore, retailers increasingly ask for a guarantee of good labour conditions and employment. For this, all our growers have the GRASP module, the test framework for the social aspect at cultivation locations. Green Diamonds packing is BRC Food certified, to guarantee hygiene and food safety at our packing centre.

Planet Proof

Planet Proof is a sustainability label and focuses on five aspects of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: soil, landscape & biodiversity, water, energy, production & consumption and climate.

The Planet Proof-certified gardeners, growers and processors meet the statutory requirements for aspects including cleaner air, fertile soil, good water quality, more nature in farms and circular waste treatment and recycling.

Quality inspection

Auditors check our products for quality, care and shelf life. They share the inspection reports with the growers and the sales department. They report and make recommendations to the growers to improve the quality and shelf life. They are also in charge of handling complaints.

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About Green Diamonds

With a growing area varying from 31 to 43 hectares and eight modern growing sites, Green Diamonds is the leading specialist in the top cucumber segment. Our growers work hard every day to grow the tastiest and best cucumbers. The result: 60 million cucumbers that find their way to Retail and Food Service customers every year. And it goes without saying that our cucumbers are top quality, reliable, healthy and flavoursome. As developers of the high-wire growing method, innovation is key to us, so we seek out chain partners for long-term collaborations. Because collaboration takes us further. This has made us the leading cucumber partner to our customers for many years!

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Cultivating innovatively

We produce a perfect product by optimising the high-wire growing method, pioneering re-rooting and using natural crop protection products and biodynamic nutrition. Our product is the best of its kind.

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Centralised packing

Green Diamonds cucumbers are sorted centrally in compliance with the highest food safety requirements and packed in the new Growers United packaging centre.

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Sustainability

Green Diamonds invests constantly in new cultivation techniques so that we can continue to optimise our cultivation process.

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The growers

Growers of Green Diamonds cucumbers are forward-looking specialists who are committed 100% to their product. Real professionals! They are a close-knit group of growers to which everyone brings their own expertise and experience. This keeps us on our toes!

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Contact

Members of Green Diamonds are members of Growers United U.A., which is
responsible for sales and marketing of its members’ products.

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