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 Pesticide Management (FAO, 2014). 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 stakeholders and the wider society.
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Certis Europe has implemented a Product Stewardship Policy that aims to ensure our crop protection products are used in a safe and sustainable way. To maximize the benefits and minimize risks associated with the use of the products, specific Stewardship Programmes have been developed.
To increase awareness of these programmes Certis has created a new logo.
CIPC cleaning stores manual
Following the decision of the European Commission not to renew the use of the active substance chlorpropham (CIPC), the European organizations in the potato value chain have jointly drawn up a manual for cleaning stores where chlorpropham has been used. The manual supports growers with storage in achieving maximum reduction of chlorpropham residues in order to reduce the risk of cross-contamination as much as possible.
The manual can be found via the links below:
or consult your national potato industry representatives.
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Our Integrated Crop Management programmes for indoor and outdoor crops deliver solutions that support sustainable production and meet stringent food safety requirements. Benefits include the minimization of residues in the produce, low risk of resistance development and increased safety for workers and the environment.
Industry stewardship programmes
BE CIPC COMPLIANT
Provides up to date technical guidance and Best Management Practices for the application of chlorpropham products (CIPC) in potato stores with focus on the UK market.
ECPA (European Crop Protection Association)
Gives information, background and industry commitment/position on key subjects related with Plant Protection Products in Europe.
TOPPS WATER PROTECTION
Extensive information on the TOPPS project to train farmers to prevent surface water contamination by the use of Plant Protection Products.
Provides tools and information from the Global Crop Protection Industry on Stewardship and Best Management Practices for handling of Plant Protection Products.