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EUPPA Sustainability map: sustainable agriculture initiatives by European potato processors

EUPPA Sustainability map: sustainable agriculture initiatives by European potato processors

The European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA) released a special report highlighting progress made in recent years by the sector across key areas of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

The European Potato processors industry welcomes the green ambitions and wants to play its part in the shift to greater sustainability. For this, the sector needs an adequate and coherent policy framework to meet the targets set by EU legislators.

The European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA) released a special report highlighting progress made in recent years by the sector across key areas of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
 

Kees Meijer, the President of EUPPA:
 
"It testifies very well to the sector’s great ambitions on the sustainability front. The sector works closely with partners at each stage of its value chain – from growers to consumers – to create together a more sustainable future and promote social, environmental, and economic wellbeing across our supply chain."

The report showcases a wide range of initiatives being taken by EUPPA member companies from farm to fork. These initiatives include not only innovative projects at the processing level aiming to optimize resources use but also successful measures are taken together with farmers to protect biodiversity and soil health as well as reduce food waste. The report also stresses efforts made by EUPPA members when it comes to health and safety.

Kees Meijer, the President of EUPPA:
 
"We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously, and our members all meet EU and international regulations covering the sector. We are relentlessly striving to improve working conditions within our production and take responsibility for the health and safety of our employees."
How Fries are produced

How Fries are produced


EUPPA shares in its 2021 Sustainability Report its vision to enable the sector to continue sourcing and processing potatoes in the most sustainable way possible while maintaining the competitiveness of the industry. A coherent legislative framework especially when it comes to food loss and waste reduction is an important component of this vision.

In-depth impact assessments to measure the effects of initiatives aiming to reduce pesticide use on the potato processing sector is another element put forward in the report. EUPPA also advocates for incentives to ensure a sustainable and fair income for farmers.

Further, EUPPA members support the set-up of a single, harmonized, and voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labeling system in the EU in order to further enhance information to consumers.
 

EUPPA Work on Trade

 
(Click to download the full report | PDF)
EUPPA Work on Trade

EUPPA Work on Trade

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