Cristal Vision smart sugar beet
CRISTAL VISION smart sugar beet initially reflects our commitment to our customers. More operationally , Crystal Vision is a clean repository Cristal Union group and its commercial subsidiary CristalCo , which measures and displays the sustainability of our production beet
Interview with Bruno Labilloy , Farm Manager of Cristal Union :
Why set up this process?
Agronomic performance and mastery of the quality of our productions are part of the strategic lines followed by Cristal Union since its creation in 2000. This is the meaning of the different agronomic work of our teams in connection with our cooperators. The new demands of customers from Crystal Co sustainability of our agricultural production has led us to develop a specific approach that shows the expertise acquired over the years and the commitment of our producers.
Can you explain what Crystal Vision Smart sugar beet ?
CRISTAL VISION smart sugar beet initially reflects our commitment to our customers. More operationally , Crystal Vision is a clean repository Cristal Union group and its commercial subsidiary CristalCo , which measures and displays the sustainability of our production beet . This repository was launched in January 2015. It comes with our cooperators in 3 steps: The commitment of the cooperative through a self-declaration of compliance with good agro- environmental practices A self-assessment of farming practices for the operation and their impact on the environment Achieving operating audits after randomization .
In 2015 , over 95 % of our cooperators participated in the implementation of smart sugar beet CRYSTAL VISION repository.
Exactly how is this approach perceived by your customers ?
CRISTAL VISION smart sugar beet is the first move of its kind in France. It is now recognized by our major customers , which are grouped in the sustainability SAI Platform ( Sustainable Agriculture Initiative ) . Cristal Union and CristalCo participate in more than three years in the working group of the platform on the sustainability of beet. In October 2015, the SAI Platform has recognized the approach ” CRISTAL VISION 1.0 ” and declared it compatible with its repository FSA 2.0 ( Farm Sustainability Assessment ) . ” CRISTAL VISION 1.0 ” now allows our farmers to achieve a ” Gold Level ” of the FSA. This is also the first time that the IAD platform recognizes 100% clean repository.
What are the benefits for farmers ?
CRISTAL VISION smart sugar beet ensures : A sustainable market for our sugar production / alcohol and ethanol in line with the demand of our customers recognizing the sustainability of production systems of our cooperators. It is also a progressive approach for all, cooperative group and cooperators.