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Stewardship

Certis Europe seeks to ensure that its crop protection products are used in a sustainable way to maximize the benefits and to minimize the risks associated with their use in the best interests of all direct stake holders and the wider society.

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 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 crop protection products.

implement 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.

Integrated crop Management

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 workes and the environment.

Industry Stewardship programmes

Gives information, background and industry commitment/position on key subjects related with Plant Protection Products in Europe.

 

Integrated Pest Management Leaflet on keys aspects of Integrated Pest...

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Extensive information on the TOPPS project to train farmers to prevent surface water contamination by the use of Plant Protection Products.

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Provides tools and information from the Global Crop Protection Industry on Stewardship and Best Management Practices for handling of Plant Protection Products.

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