Product Stewardship Policy
Certis Europe has adopted the principle of a life cycle management of its products from their discovery and development to their use and final disposal or phase-out. This so called Product Stewardship Policy is based on the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and use of Pesticides (Food and Agricultural Organization 2002). The overall aim of Product Stewardship is to ensure that crop protection products are used in a sustainable way to maximize the benefits and to minimize the risks associated with the use of the products in the best interest of all direct stake holders and the wider society.
To achieve this Certis actively
promotes the safe use of our products by education, guidance and training to customers, contract applicators and farmers;
invests in the development of new products, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and in the development of improved application and risk mitigation techniques;
cooperates with various parties and stake holders in (inter-) national working groups to invest in and promote Best Practice Management of Plant Protection Products.
Certis has implemented Product Stewardship responsibilities in key role profiles on corporate and national management level. For further information about specific Stewardship programmes, please follow the links below.
Be CIPC Compliant: www.cipccompliant.co.uk
ECPA (European Crop Protection Association): http://www.ecpa.eu
Integrated Pest Management (IPM): www.ecpa.eu/reports_infographics/integrated-pest-management-ipm
Crop Life International: www.croplife.org
TOPPS water protection: www.topps-life.org