Through their sustainability efforts, fruit and vegetable producers and their VBT cooperatives make an important contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Fruit and vegetable producers and their cooperatives are aware of the importance of the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees.
The horticultural cooperatives annually allocate a substantial budget to scientific and applied research, actively looking for innovation and improvement.
From a cooperative mindset, and looking broadly at sustainable development, producers and their cooperatives also engage with projects in the South.
Being mindful of water consumption is essential.
Three quarters of producersare taking energy-saving measures to reduce the energy consumption.
Emissions are being reduced as much as possible.
The soil is a crucial production tool, particularly for open-air crops.
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