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Stewardship

Stewardship Information

Certis Europe has adopted the principle of full life cycle management of its products from their discovery and development to their use and phase-out and final disposal.  This active 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 potential risks, in the best interest of all direct stakeholders and the wider society.

 

To achieve this Certis Europe 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 Crop Management (ICM) and in the development of improved application and mitigation techniques.
  • Cooperates with various parties and stakeholders at both national and international level investing in and promoting best practice and management of plant protection products.

 

Certis Europe has implemented product stewardship responsibilities as part of key role profiles at corporate and national management levels.  For further information about specific stewardship programmes, please explore the links below.

 

 

Organic Approvals

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Useful Links

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.

 

 

 

Metaldehyde Use

'Get Pelletwise’ is the campaign of the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG). The group’s aim is to promote and encourage best practice with metaldehyde slug pellets, amongst agricultural users.

Pelletwise stewardship program logo

Nematicide Stewardship

The Nematicide Stewardship Programme aims to ensure a best practice approach across all aspects of nematicide use, from delivery on farm through to operator handling, machinery set up and maintenance, to application and storage.

 

 

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TOPPS Water Protection

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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Stewardship Update

An update on the importance of product stewardship for the agricultural industry and why product stewardship matters to Certis