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OPEN INVITATION TO STAKEHOLDERS – EU BSSP – STAKEHOLDER ROUNDTABLE AT EXPO MILAN ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

We would like to introduce the work of the EU Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership.

 

Formed in 2013 as a coalition between EU beet growers (represented by CIBE), sugar producers (CEFS) and trade unions in the food and agriculture sectors (EFFAT), the Partnership exists to demonstrate sustainability throughout the beet sugar industry in the region.

 

We would also like to invite you to join us for an important stakeholder roundtable in Milan on 9th September 2015.

 

We are now launching our first major project: the Good Practices. We developed the Good Practices to illustrate the sustainability practices in place in beet cultivation, sugar processing and our combined approach to social responsibility and dialogue with stakeholders. As we launch the Good Practices this month, we are encouraging our members, colleagues and collaborators to learn more about how we view our sustainability challenges and responsibilities, and how we are working to address the significant expectations our stakeholders have – for quality products, a sustainable and eco-efficient industry, and for responsible supply chains, to which we contribute every day, around the world.

 

Alongside the Good Practices, we have developed a range of additional documents and materials you might find helpful.

 

The following tools are available, to meet the specific needs and interests you may have:

                  

- Overview Brochure: a succinct explanation of our aims and objectives and introduction to the Good Practices

 

- Sustainability Review: an overview of our sector's material impacts and issues with respect to sustainability, with a description of our approach to managing them

 

- Issue Briefs: a set of in-depth, issue-specific backgrouders that explore a topic of key interest, how our industry affects it, and what we are doing about it. We currently have issue Briefs available on soil and water.

 

- Good Practices handbook: the full, detailed Good Practices - complete with dozens of illustrative case studies and links to relevant European legislation - are available online.

 

In September, we will convene a workshop of experts, partners and stakeholders to discuss, debate and feed back on the Partnership and the Good Practices, and we would be delighted if you would agree to join us on 9th September. This event will be hosted by DG Agri in the EU pavilion at Expo 2015, in Milan.

 

Please do let us know whether we can answer any questions you might have at this stage – whether about the Partnership, the Good Practices, or the workshop. You can email us at contact@sustainablesugar.eu. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Start the conversation:visit us at www.sustainablesugar.eu or meet us at EXPO Milan on 9 September 2015.

More information at contact@sustainablesugar.eu

 

20 Aug 2015
CIBE CONGRESS 2015 - BERLIN - PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

From 3rd to 6th of June 2015, the International Confederation of European Beet Growers (C.I.B.E.) had its Congress in Berlin. C.I.B.E. Members and Guests gathered to discuss and exchange on the future of the sector in the EU and worldwide. The Congress hosted contributions from numerous Guests from the European Union Institutions, Research Institutes along with the latest news and insights from CIBE Members. 

 

Please find the PRESS RELEASE HERE 

 

The motions voted during the final session are available at the following links: 

DEUTSCH - ENGLISH - FRANÇAIS - POLSKI - ITALIANO

 

05 Jun 2015
44TH CIBE CONGRESS - FROM 3RD TO 6TH JUNE 2015 - BERLIN

 

From the 3rd to the 6th of June 2015 CIBE Members and their guests will gather to discuss and exchange on the future of the sector in the EU and worldwide.

 

The Congress will take place at the Maritim proArte Hotel in Berlin and will host contributions from numerous guests from the EU institutions, research institutes along with the latest news and insights from CIBE members.

 

Follow the Congres on Twitter with the hashtag #CIBECongress

 

For your information, you can start collecting your Congress Bag the afternoon before the beginning of Congress, on Tuesday 2nd June from 2pm to 8pm.

 


 

     

 

 

 

18 May 2015
CIBE PRESS RELEASE - GENERAL ASSEMBLY 17/04/2015

On the 17th of April CIBE held its annual General Assembly chaired by CIBE president Bernhard Conzen

 

Here you can download the press release summarizing the outcome of the meeting

20 Apr 2015
OVERVIEW OF SUGAR POLICY AND SUPPORT MEASURES IN THIRD COUNTRIES

 

The EU Sugar policy as from 1 October 2017 will be one of the most liberal among major world sugar producers:

 

 

20 Feb 2015
SEASON'S GREETINGS!

 

                                  

16 Dec 2014
2014/15 CAMPAIGN WELL UNDERWAY IN EUROPE

"Beet harvesting and processing in Europe is well underwayIn most regions, the beet processing campaign is now more or less at the half-way stage - we are expecing a long campaign - while beet lifting is close to being finished. Overall a very good crop, with the somewhat below average sugar content increase compensated by above average root growth.

19 Nov 2014
CIBE PRESS RELEASE:

"European sugar beet growers call on the European Commission to ensure legal clarity and market stability of the EU sugar market up to 2020"

Click here to download in PDF

 

 

22 May 2014
CIBE-CEFS-EFFAT-ANNOUNCEMENT:

"Members ofthe European beet sugar chain sign up for a joint sustainability partnership"

 

The European beet growers (CIBE), sugar producers (CEFS) and trade unions of the food and agriculture sector (EFFAT) have formalised a landmark agreement to jointly highlight and report on representative Good Practices of sustainable production of beet sugar in the EU...

Click here

01 Oct 2013