European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
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European beet sugar sector partners up for increased sustainability

The EU Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership (EU BSSP) has announced the launch of its first joint initiative on sustainability throughout the sector.
At an event hosted by DG AGRI at the EU Pavilion of EXPO Milan 2015 on 9 September, the partnership announced the release of the Good Practices guidelines – a tool designed to illustrate the progress of sustainability in the European beet sugar sector and to help spread the uptake of environmental and social management from field to factory. The Good Practices guide reflects the achievements of beet growers and sugar manufacturers together with their workers, and serves as a basis for dialogue with stakeholders’ sustainability progress for European beet sugar, already renowned as one of the world’s most sustainable crops.
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EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.