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5 02, 2019

CEFS position on the bioeconomy

2019-02-05T08:02:16+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Sugar factories are bio-refineries that convert sugar beets into a range of processed agricultural and industrial products: sugar and other sweeteners produced using sugar, bioethanol, animal feed, biochemicals, and bioplastics, to name but a few. The EU sugar sector processes all available material, meaning almost no waste. In addition, energy consumption [...]

30 01, 2019

CEFS and EFFAT speak out: no response to an unrelenting market decline

2019-01-30T14:16:37+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Speaking at today’s plenary meeting of the EU sugar sector social dialogue, representatives of the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development once again offered no answers to the most pressing question ever faced by the EU beet sugar sector: how to arrest the current serious, unprecedented, and prolonged market decline? Over three [...]

22 11, 2018

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT reject all market opening to Australia

2018-11-22T08:22:01+00:00November 22nd, 2018|

The EU sugar sector is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Prices have never been as low as they are today. The European Commission has so far ruled out any intervention to help the over 40 operators, 140,000 farmers, and 27,000 employees that directly depend on European sugar. But this same European Commission has [...]

18 10, 2018

India, Pakistan, and the world market: the facts

2018-10-18T07:58:36+00:00October 18th, 2018|

India and Pakistan are indisputably the two most destructive players active on the world sugar market today. Hiding behind their developing country status, in 2017/18 both countries have offered substantial, trade-distorting export support of questionable legality that could push more than four million tonnes of subsidised sugar onto the world market, 75 per cent more [...]

12 10, 2018


2018-10-12T10:10:15+00:00October 12th, 2018|

EFFAT, representing employees of the EU sugar sector, and CEFS, representing EU sugar manufacturers, unite to sound the alarm about the extreme crisis on the European sugar market. EU white sugar prices are now at their lowest since records began over twelve years ago. Even the most competitive sugar manufacturers are struggling to cover their [...]

23 07, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU sugar industry – read the CEFS-EFFAT brochure

2018-07-23T07:10:03+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

The EU sugar industry is committed to creating added human and social value by incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into all its activities. Established in 1969, just after the creation of the Sugar CMO, social dialogue in the European sugar industry has brought together employers, represented by CEFS, and employees, represented by EFFAT, for almost [...]

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