Natural resources must be respected and protected. As a company in the agricultural sector, healthy earth is our greatest asset. To contribute to responsible use of the earth’s resources, we focus on:
- Developing potato varieties which score better in terms of sustainability;
- Reducing transport kilometres by promoting ‘local for local’ cultivation, amongst other things;
- Taking more responsibility in the chain;
- Reducing the environmental footprint of our organisation.
HZPC helps growers to optimise production and to reduce impact and wastage. Education and exchange of knowledge are important parts of this. This is why we organise grower meetings about various topics. In 2015 we started with training sessions about the storage of seed potatoes. This training session was appreciated by our growers and it led to significant improvements in practice. 200 out of the 500 HZPC seed potato growers participated in the first round. The training is being continued in the 2016 season.