In the area of Protecting People & Environment, EU pesticides and biopesticides manufacturers commit to:
Train 1 million advisors, multipliers and farmers on key best management practices for farmer health protection as well as for water and environment protection by 2030.
To further reduce operators’ exposure, make technologies such as Closed Transfer Systems (CTS) available to 100% of European farmers and operators by 2030.
Our industry recognises our responsibility to train farmers, operators and advisors on how to best manage crops with minimal impact on the environment and maximum level of protection for their crops.
We have put in place a variety of training efforts to protect people and help them stay safe: protecting farmers, protecting the communities in which crops are grown, and protecting the consumer.
EU pesticides and biopesticides manufacturers are committed to reinforcing our commitment towards protecting farmers and the environment while mitigating a negative impact of our products. At the same time, we are expanding the ways we share information with farmers and advisors concerning the latest advances and changes in technology. One example is the creation of Closed Transfer Systems (CTS); which allow crop protection products to be directly transferred from their original container to the spray tank and allow the operator to accurately measure the volume of the chemical being transferred. These systems significantly reduce operator exposure and environmental risks from splashing or spilling crop protection products.
We will invest in the distribution of these systems to make them available to all European farmers by 2030.
By training farmers on the implementation of Integrated Pest Management, water protection, the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the collection of empty containers, our industry minimises exposure and reduces risk, while contributing to the overall goals of the Sustainable Use Directive.