Fons Schmid is the General Director of Foundation FSSC 22000 and the independent Chairman of FSSC 22000. Fons was the first Chairman of the GFSI in their starting period between the years 2000 - 2004, and since 2008 he has worked as an independent consultant in the field of International Food Legislation and Food Safety, Communications, Government Affairs, and Corporate Social Responsibility. His mission is to contribute to the responsible and healthy growth of companies and organizations in the food and agricultural sector; to the benefit of all internal/external stakeholders.