Supporting the agrochemical industry maintain regulatory compliance
Whether you manufacture agricultural inputs, operate an agrochemical business, or create food and drink products, NCEC can help you maintain your regulatory compliance, operate safely and reduce your impact on the environment.
The agrochemical sector is exposed to business and operational risks associated with the supply and use of chemicals throughout the supply chain, including cleaning products, fertilisers, biocides and animal feeds. These risks are constantly evolving as our knowledge about the impact of substances on the environment grows.
Those exporting to the EU are witnessing how the ongoing transition to sustainable food systems is presenting a huge economic opportunity for farmers, food processors and the food service industry. Consumers are driving significant change and this is allowing businesses to make sustainability their trademark.
The Farm to Fork strategy is a key part of the European Green Deal and aims to transform how the EU’s food system produces, distributes and consumes food, whilst creating new opportunities for consumers, farmers and the food industry. It prioritises producing good quality, affordable food for everyone while protecting the future of our planet.
The Farm to Fork strategy, along with the Biodiversity Strategy, aims to:
- Reduce dependency on pesticides and antimicrobials.
- Reduce excess fertilisation.
- Increase organic farming.
- Improve animal welfare.
- Reverse biodiversity loss.
The food contact materials legislation will also be revised with a new emphasis on reducing the of use of hazardous chemicals, and changes to EU tax systems will aim to ensure that the price of different foods reflects their impact on the environment.
The European Commission's legislative proposal for a framework for sustainable food systems for adoption before the end of 2023 will include the certification and labelling of different food products according to their sustainability performance. An EU Code of Conduct for responsible business and marketing practices will also be introduced and this will be accompanied by a monitoring framework.
These various initiatives, driven by the sustainability agenda, will introduce extensions to the existing chemical frameworks and regulations with new concepts and restrictions, and will involve new regulatory burdens on manufacturers, distributors, and supply chain users.
It will be challenging for businesses to keep up with all the legislative developments, but those that do, will have a competitive advantage.
For further information regarding how we can help you become compliant and maintain access to your key markets, please contact us using the form on the side or email us at [email protected].