Best agri practices

 Our Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture Practices

 Good for Business. Good for Society.

Food safety is now universally recognized as a public health priority. It requires a global approach, from production to consumption, which is so aptly conveyed by the expressions ‘from the stable to the table’ and ‘from the field to the plate’

Performance with Purpose is fundamental to our overall success. Financial performance can and must go hand-in hand with sustainability. Our performance and our purpose are not separate — indeed, each is closely knitted with the other in all three of the areas that together form our purpose agenda: our products, our environment and our associates.

At Spirias, we rely on the earth’s natural resources to run our businesses. As we expand across many developed and developing markets, we are committed to minimizing the impact that our business has on the environment with practices that are socially responsible, scientifically based and economically sound.

We focus our environmental sustainability efforts on the areas where, because of our expertise, we can have the most impact: water, climate change, agriculture and packaging.

In addition to our own efforts, we rely on alliances that help us address the world’s most urgent environmental challenges.

These relationships provide us with the perspective and knowledge to implement good ideas across our business and in the communities we serve.

As part of this approach, we have a series of ambitious goals to improve our environmental performance. Among these goals, we state that we strive to apply proven sustainable agriculture practices on our farmed land, and to provide funding, technical support and training to local farmers. Our growers, some of whom we have been working for long, will be important in helping us achieve our commitments.

We believe that Spirias’s global Sustainable Agriculture Policy and guiding Principles outlined in this brochure can help ensure long-term economic viability for our business and our growers.

Policy & Guiding Principles:

Water Management

Spirias aims to optimize the applied water footprint to crops and to reduce water waste during irrigation as well as responsibly manage runoff risks of pollution or contamination of ground or surface water with pesticides, nutrients or soil.

Soil conservation & Preservation

Spirias aims to preserve and improve soil fertility and nutrients, minimize soil loss through erosion and avoid soil damage due to disease and contamination.

Agrochemical Management

Spirias aims to optimize the use of pesticides, nutrients, and other agrochemicals. Spirias supports sustainable practices that substitute natural controls for some agrochemicals, foster ecosystem balance, reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and reduce crop losses.

Energy Management

Spirias aims to optimize the use of energy in crop production and management of agriculture waste to improve economics for the farm and reduce both direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions.

Farm Economics & Land Management

Spirias supports sustainable agriculture practices that enable farmers to improve product value by maximizing the desired outputs of an agriculture system while minimizing the required inputs and avoiding any negative impacts to the farm and surrounding lands.

Spirias aims to work with farmers that develop a long-term economic plan of efficient, responsible farm production.

Social & Community Improvement

Spirias aims to invest in new knowledge and innovations in farming practices which can improve both social and human capital of the local economies. Sustainable agriculture practices can help to make the best use of local and available resources to improve the welfare of communities supporting our agriculture supply chain.