European Association
of Sugar Manufacturers

European Association
of Sugar Manufacturers

17 01, 2020

Value Chain Joint Letter- Novel genomic techniques (Jan 2020)

By |2020-01-17T11:57:44+00:00January 17th, 2020|

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 [...]

27 09, 2019

The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance

By |2019-09-27T11:20:28+00:00September 27th, 2019|

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.

3 07, 2019


By |2019-09-04T09:02:24+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

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 [...]

18 10, 2018

India, Pakistan, and the world market: the facts

By |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 [...]

23 07, 2018

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

By |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 [...]

27 02, 2018

Sustaining livelihoods - the EU sugar industry CSR report 2017 is now available

By |2018-02-28T09:17:21+00:00February 27th, 2018|

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 [...]