Our products have to be safe for the farmers who use them, for the land, for the environment, and for the consumers. We've adopted a life-cycle approach that addresses all major aspects of responsible product management. This includes research, development, registration, plant breeding, production, packaging, labeling, distribution, marketing and branding, sales, handling, application, storage, and transport including empty product containers and product waste disposal.
We run programs and training courses to encourage the greatest possible care in handling our crop protection products.
Our principles are based on the International FAO Policy of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides (revised version of 2002), the CropLife International Plant Biotechnology Policy of Conduct and the Guidelines referred to therein. But they go far beyond the requirements of current legislation.
In this way, we have created a framework for the responsible use of our products in sustainable farming.