Stewardship is a life cycle approach to product management. CropLife members are global leaders in their whole of life cycle approach to industry stewardship.
They adopt and promote ethical and responsible practices from discovery and development of crop protection and crop biotechnology products through to their use, and the final disposal of associated wastes.
CropLife members contribute millions each year on stewardship activities to ensure the safe and sustainable use of their products. CropLife and its member companies funded and established Agsafe as an Australian non-profit industry stewardship program organisation, offering programs that support product stewardship of agricultural and veterinary chemicals throughout the supply chain.
The whole of life cycle approach to crop protection stewardship is the responsible and ethical way to manage crop protection products from their discovery and development to their use and the final disposal of any waste. The overall aim of the stewardship approach is to maximise the benefits and minimise any risk from using crop protection products.
The whole of life cycle approach to crop biotechnology stewardship is the responsible and ethical way to manage plant products from gene discovery and development to their use in crop production and the end of their commercial life cycle. The overall aim of the stewardship approach is to maximise the benefits and minimise any risk from using biotechnology-derived plant products.
CropLife members are committed to safety, stewardship and quality. They demonstrate this commitment by complying with obligations set out in the CropLife Australia Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Conduct, and participating in the stewardship programs run by Agsafe.
CropLife Australia is a proud associate member of the Excellence Through Stewardship program, a global industry coordinated organisation that promotes the universal adoption of stewardship programs and quality management systems for the full life cycle of plant product production.