Raphael Schilling

Raphael Schilling

Sustainability/Economic Policy, Coop, Switzerland

Raphael Schilling (1979) is Project Manager Sustainability covering fruit, vegetables and cut flowers at Coop, Switzerland. He holds a Master's degree in Food Science and a Master of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation, both from ETH Zurich. After completing his studies, he worked as a Project Manager for NGOs and GIZ (German Agency for International Development) in international cooperation. He had assignments in Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Honduras and Ethiopia focusing on sustainable supply-chain development for cocoa, coffee and bamboo. Raphael joined Coop in 2011 and is since then closely involved in the implementation of social standards such as GRASP and BSCI PP (Primary Production) in agriculture. Furthermore, he coordinates sustainability projects that improve the water management in water-scarce regions and promote the utilization of IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Raphael is chairman of the GRASP Stakeholder Committee and member of the GLOBALG.A.P. Stakeholder Committee on Responsible Water Management.

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Session Details

Speaker at: Roundtable Session GRASP
Date & Time: Monday, 27 October, 4-4:45 p.m., 5-5:45 p.m
Location: Session Rooms 1-4

Moderator at: Breakout Session GRASP – GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice
Date & Time: Wednesday, 29 October, 2:30-4 p.m.
Location: Sesssion Rooms 3&4

Session Description

Roundtable GRASP – Global Risk Assessment on Social Practice
Recent findings have shown that GLOBALG.A.P. Certification has a positive impact on worker welfare as farm workers are given more training. Though workers on large certified farms earn more than those on small farms, they also show more health problems. Certification on small farms is associated with higher satisfaction of workers with their lives compared to workers on non-certified small farms.

The GRASP SHC will present the improved GRASP tools that were reviewed based on feedback received during the last 2 years of running the add-on. The GRASP Checklist will be refined and requirements for producer groups and the qualification of auditors have been reviewed.

Breakout Session GRASP
How can we fulfill consumer demands and assure social responsibility in primary production? Managing Risk in a Global Supply Chain.