CEFS and 25 other EU business organisations urge the European Commission to act on a Council decision and submit a study on the status of novel genomic techniques (new plant breeding techniques). Given that discussions on the status of novel genomic techniques have been going on for more than 10 years, we call on you [...]
The EU sugar industry: supporting labour markets, generating economic value in rural areas. Check out key figures on CEFS' latest infographic "The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance". See the infographic here.
The EU sugar industry matters. Beet sugar production provides high-quality, remunerative jobs in some of the EU’s most vulnerable rural areas, reflecting a labour productivity that reached over 150,000 euros per employee in 2017, compared to 57,000 euros in the wider food and beverages industry. Although small in direct employment terms, EU sugar production generates [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The plenary meeting of the EU sectoral social dialogue committee for sugar on 26 February was the occasion for the publication of the EU sugar industry's CSR report for 2017. The meeting brought together representatives of the European-level social partner organisations in the sector: CEFS, representing employers, and EFFAT, representing trade unions. The report [...]