As of January 2008, Fons has been working as an independent consultant in the field of International food legislation, food safety and quality, communications, government affairs and corporate social responsibility. Fons worked in the international food and non- food business for over 40 years, starting as corporate lawyer ,thereafter having held a large number of high level staff and line functions, including marketing and sales, quality management and innovation projects. 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 in- and external stakeholders. One of his main positions now is that of independent Chairman of FSSC 22000 and HPC 420. Fons was the first Chairman of the GFSI in their starting period 2000 - 2004.