Events

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Juice CSR Platform Plenary

Starts on November 10th, 2016 at 10:00 until 16:00
Venue : Brussels

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JuiceSummit

Juice Summit

Morning session dedicated to CSR

Starts on October 12th, 2016 at 09:00 until 17:00

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June 16th, 2016Meeting Working Group Europe

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Meeting Working Group Europe

Starts on June 16th, 2016 at 10:00 until 12:00
Venue : Crowne Plaza Hotel – Brussels Airport

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June 16th, 2016Meeting CSR Expert Group AIJN

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Meeting CSR Expert Group AIJN

Starts on June 16th, 2016 at 14:00 until 18:00
Venue : Crowne Plaza Hotel – Brussels Airport

Further information will be available soon.

February 10th, 2016Juice CSR Platform Plenary meeting

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Juice CSR Platform Plenary meeting

Starts on February 10th, 2016 at 10:00 until 15:00
Venue : Brussels Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Da Vincilaan 4 Diegem, Brussels - 1831, Belgium

After appointing Fair & Sustainable – a well-known Dutch consultancy specialized in sustainable supply chains – as the new service provider to manage the Platform together with AIJN, the Platform had its first 2016 meetings in February in Brussels. Three new members were welcomed to the Platform – Frutco, Zerya and Niederrhein Gold. Next to the Working Group on Orange / Brazil that kick-started last September, Platform members decided to launch two new Working Groups: one on apples and berries from Europe, and another on pineapples from Thailand. In addition, new promotion strategies were discussed, which all proves great ambitions for 2016.

December 17th, 2015Orange / Brazil working group meeting + Workshop

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Orange / Brazil working group meeting + Workshop

Continuing discussions on ways to improve Brazilian orange supply chain

Starts on December 17th, 2015 at 09:00 until 15:00
Venue : SAI Platform offices, Avenue des Nerviens 9-31, 1040 Brussels

The next physical meeting of our Working Group 1 on Orange/Brazil will be held on the 17th of December from 9 – 11 am, in the SAI Platform offices in Brussels.

This meeting will be followed by a workshop on scaling of the Rural Horizon/FSA program for smallholder farmers in Brazil, including compatible  ways to engage with medium-sized and large growers. This workshop is organized by the SAI Platform (and supported by the Juice CSR Platform), and the SAI Platform Executive Committee has decided to financially support this next phase of scaling up. The workshop will be held from 11 am to 3 pm in the same venue. Should you wish to register for this meeting, please send an email to Yael Fattal at SAI Platform (yfattal@saiplatform.org)

October 9th, 2015Juice CSR Platform Seminar

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Juice CSR Platform Seminar

Joining forces for sustainable juice supply chains

Starts on October 9th, 2015 at 09:00 until 16:00
Venue : Hilton Antwerp Hotel, Groenplaats 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

For third year in a row, the Juice CSR Platform organised a CSR seminar alongside the most important event of the year for the juice sector worldwide – the Juice Summit. After a short update on Platform achievements to date and ambitions for the future, over 60 seminar participants engaged in a lively discussion with Nick Goodall, former Chief Executive of Bonsucro (Better Sugarcane Initiative), who shared his experience in a multi-stakeholder CSR initiative. Furthermore,  business insights on responsible sourcing were presented by the Coca-Cola Company, CitrusBR and Friesland Campina, followed by presentations on what creates impact on farm level, delivered by SAI Platform and Froosh. The seminar ended with a session devoted to new developments and trends relevant for the sector, namely the AIJN Code of Business Conduct, SENSE tool and ITC Standards Map.

All presentations are available for download here:

1. Intro_ Seminar Final

2. CCC Sustainable sourcing Juice AIJN Antwerp 2015

3. citrusbr csr platform antwerp 2015

4. Solidaridad CSR Platform Juice 3

5. SAI CSR Fruitjuice Platform Seminar

6. Froosh Presentation fruit on a mission

7. AIJN CoC presentation

8. Sense presentation seminar

9. ITC presentation.compressed

June 18th, 2015Platform Plenary meeting

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Platform Plenary meeting

Second Fruit Juice CSR Platform Plenary meeting

Starts on June 18th, 2015 at 10:00 until 16:00
Venue : Amsterdam, Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Piet Heinkade 11

The Plenary Meeting of the Fruit Juice CSR Platform was held on Thursday 18 June 2015 in Amsterdam. In this meeting the updated governance structure of the Platform was adopted, as well as Platform membership conditions extending membership to 7 categories covering the entire value chain: farmers, processors & traders, bottlers, retailers, associated businesses & service providers, associated civil society oganisations, and collaborative members.

In addition, participants agreed on the process of setting up specific ‘country/crop’ working groups.

April 28th, 2015Webinar on Communicating Achievements and Ambitions through the Platform

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Webinar on Communicating Achievements and Ambitions through the Platform

Starts on April 28th, 2015 at 14:00 until 15:30
Venue : Webinar

On Tuesday April 28, the Juice CSR Platform organized the first webinar of 2015: Communicating Achievements and Ambitions

This Webinar served as a​ kick-off for a communication strategy working group within the Platform, focusing on sustainability achievements and ambitions.  The session started with two inspirational presentations:  – Ann-Marie Brouder from ‘Forum for the Future’ presented the ‘Tea 2030’ project, revealing benefits of communicating future scenarios for the sustainability of tea; with the vision for tea to become a ‘hero crop’ by 2030.  – Sophie Robinson-Derus ​ updated us on the CSR/Sustainability Pillar of the AIJN Juice PR Campaign. What are the core messages and how can these messages be delivered in the best possible way, in line with the vision of the JuiceCSR Platform?  The webinar finished​ with a short poll and a​ discussion on key questions and requirements regarding communication: both to the outside world and towards other actors in the juice industry.

​ Important questions are:

How can we, as a sector sustainability initiative, communicate jointly and with one strong voice?

How can we ensure our messages are credible and inspirational?

– How can we engage more actors from the juice sector to join us in the Platform? (missing links)

​ Participants expressed interest in joining a communication strategy working group within the Platform. If you are interested in joining this working group, please contact us at hello@juicecsr.eu

Polls from webinar

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February 12th, 2015Platform continuation meeting

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Platform continuation meeting

12 February 2015, Brussels

Starts on February 12th, 2015 at 09:00 until 13:00

The first Fruit Juice CSR Platform Plenary meeting in 2015 was held in Brussels on February 12th where the proposed next steps of the Platform were proposed. The Platform continues to support the way forward to create a better situation for all partners in the juice value chain. In line with this, the meeting confirmed the following expectations and key roles for the Platform:

1) Aggregate data on what we are doing already and define priorities as a whole

2) Information sharing and discuss challenges/sector needs  

3) Communication on what is being done and improve sector image, based on proofpoints

4) Facilitate interaction and collaboration between stakeholders and align with existing initiatives

Next steps:

Month Activity
March Submission for commitment 1 (express support to the CSR Principles) by March 15th
Working group on governance structure starts to work on a enhanced governance proposal
Working group on the development of the gap analysis format is established by the Platform Management Team (PMT)
April Gap analysis format to be communicated to all Platform Company Members by mid April
Plenary webinar on 28 April, 14:00 to discuss communication strategy (incl. website company cases, messaging on future of the sector, possibly a spokesperson for the Platform).
Working group on governance structure provides advice to PMT in writing  by 30th of  April
May Platform members submit their gap analysis report  to PMT by May 1st 
Plenary webinar on 21 May, 14:00 to discuss gap analysis outcome, current status and priorities as input for determining programs.
June Plenary Meeting on 18 June (Amsterdam) to approve updated governance structure, membership conditions, planning for the way forward, initiation/preparation for collaborative programs.
July-Sep Ongoing working groups and programs
October Juice Summit and Juice CSR Platform Seminar:  yearly status update
Nov-Dec Updated Sector CSR Roadmap

October 17th, 2014Platform Seminar 2: Fruit Juice Sector Roadmap for CSR

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Platform Seminar 2: Fruit Juice Sector Roadmap for CSR

Starts on October 17th, 2014 at 08:00 until 15:00
Venue : Hilton Antwerp, Belgium, GROENPLAATS 32, ANTWERPEN, 2000, BELGIUM

The second Fruit Juice CSR Platform seminar gathered over 70 participants from many countries including some important suppliers from outside the EU.

Various representatives of the entire value chain (suppliers, processors, bottlers, brand-owners, retailers) were contributing to a lively debate on progress made so far in this Platform, and on suggestions for its continuation. The draft Sector CSR Roadmap was discussed and areas of improvement were defined.

The 6 Fruit Juice CSR principles defined therein based on the UN Global Compact Food and Agriculture Business Principles, were broadly accepted and will be further promoted and customized for the fruit juice sector. This will be only one of the future actions foreseen by the Platform.

For further information please contact us at hello@juicecsr.eu

You can download here other presentations given at the Seminar:

SEMINAR FJ CSR Platform 17oct (Seminar 17 October 2014, The Hilton, Antwerp)
1 – Activities and lessons learned
2 – The European Commission policy on CSR, vision
3 – Snapshot of the Draft CSR Sector Roadmap
4 – Global Compact food and agriculture business principles
5 – CSR in Orange Juice Supply-Chain The Pioneering Case of Citri
6 – An SME point of view, Zuvamesa
7 – A multinational perspective, EcoVadis
8 – AIJN FC Solidaridad Rural Horizon Tool

June 11th, 2014CSR workshop in Spain

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CSR workshop in Spain

Starts on June 11th, 2014 at 9:00 until 13:30
Venue : IFEMA, ENVIFOOD Congress, South Building , Recinto Ferial, Madrid, meeting room S-22, -2 floor

 

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May 28th, 2014CSR Training for the Polish apple processing sector

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CSR Training for the Polish apple processing sector

”CSR for a more successful and competitive business”

Starts on May 28th, 2014 at 9:00 until 16:00
Venue : Poland, InHort, the Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland

CSR Training sets the scene for strengthening the Polish apple processing sector

May 28th 2014, InHort, the Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland.

CSR Training for the Polish apple processing sectorOn Wednesday 28 May 2014, the Juice CSR platform organized a fruit juice supplier training on CSR for the Polish apple concentrate sector conducted by training and advisory agency Sociability. The training was attended by over 20 representatives of apple processor companies and factories, cooperatives, research institutes and extension agents working with apple producers.

CSR is slowly but surely becoming part of the business agenda in Poland. Recently, the ‘Respect Index’ was established, based on CSR reports of Polish companies. The training helped participants to see how strategic CSR is relevant their organization or company and the sector as a whole by outlining three major drivers: minimizing risks, reducing costs and generating growth. The training furthermore focused on how to improve collaboration in the Polish apple sector. Three priority issues were identified during the day:  ‘profitability and costs at farmer level’, ‘farmer education’ and ‘floods, droughts and water use’.

In groups, participants discussed the issues and came up with ideas on how these could be addressed by the sector:

1) Profitability and costs at farmer level

For the first challenge of low profitability and high costs at farmer level, participants agreed that there was a high uncertainty in the Polish sector when it comes to supply and demand. The apple sector is facing overproduction and fluctuation. More and clearer agreements between producers and traders, processors, exporters or other buyers could help address this.

2) Farmers’ education

Farmers’ education was also emphasized by many participants as an area in need of improvement. There are currently 200.000 producers, of which only 6.000 are member of a producer group. This makes it extremely difficult to reach out to farmers/producers on important matters such as good agricultural practices to increase productivity. There is a lack of skilled personnel and a need for vocational education, while government agencies also face a lack of competences in this field.

3) Floods, droughts & water use

To reduce costs and minimize risk in the sector, the very relevant problem of floods and droughts needs to be addressed in collaboration. First of all, best practices – such as the best way to install nets to prevent hail from destroying the crops- need to be shared more actively and visibly. The same counts for technologies, such as automatic control for irrigation. A research center such as InHort can play a role in building continuous knowledge and sharing practices, while extension centers can assist in bringing this knowledge to farmer level.

A final issue that came up during the session was the use of labour intermediaries. It was acknowledged that the widespread use of these agencies makes it difficult for supply chain stakeholders to know whether (migrant) labour rights are respected. Companies do not want to take a risk and usually visit suppliers to check on human- and labour rights, but at field level the conditions remain much less visible. A way to address this is to create a scheme or institute that checks and endorses intermediaries upon their ethical performance.

A number of examples and tools were shown during the training. Consus Carbon Engineering presented a case study on the benefits of carbon footprint measurement. Furthermore, the Practitioners’ Guide for Sustainable Sourcing and the SAI Farmer Self Assessment tool were presented as practical instruments to address and track social, environmental and economyic improvements throughout the supply chain.

CSR Training for the Polish apple processing sectorParticipants went home with an action plan on what steps they themselves could take to implement CSR and strengthen the Polish apple juice sector. Suggestions were made to make a group email list in order to stay in touch. One participant committed to making an inventory of what is being done at the workplace of his company to see where improvements could be made. Another person representing a processing company would look into the opportunity to set up supplier trainings. An advisory agency representative got inspired to find new ways to differentiate the extension services and become more competitive by integrating CSR.

The Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice (www.inhort.pl) is a well-known research and development institute providing research and support to the Polish horticulture industry. Sociability is an international consultancy and training agency with offices in Copenhagen and Nairobi, specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Private Collaboration for inclusive and sustainable development.  www.sociability.dk

May 16th, 2014Best Practice Exchange Workshop on CSR in the Fruit Juice Sector

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Best Practice Exchange Workshop on CSR in the Fruit Juice Sector

Starts on May 16th, 2014 at 9:30 until 15:30
Venue : Poland: Best Western Premier Krakow Hotel, Ul. Opolska 14a, 31-323 Krakow

 

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May 13th, 2014CSR Training for the Spanish citrus processing sector

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CSR Training for the Spanish citrus processing sector

CSR for a more successful and competitive business

Starts on May 13th, 2014 at 9:00 until 16:00
Venue : Spain: Universidad de Murcia, Campus De Espinardo, 30100 Murcia

Successful CSR Training for the Spanish citrus sector in Murcia

May 13th, 2014 University of Murcia, Spain

CSR workshop in SpainThe trainers from Sociability were in Murcia at the heart of the citrus production in Spain to conduct a tailor-made CSR training for the sector, as part of the Fruit Juice CSR platform. It was a productive and interesting day with lots of new insights on topics related to social responsibility in the Spanish orange and lemon juice sector.

The training helped participants to see how strategic CSR is relevant their organization or company and the sector as a whole by outlining three major drivers: minimizing risks, reducing costs and generating growth.

In the course of the day, the discussions became more and more lively as the group got familiar with the topic. Especially an exercise on mapping CSR priorities for the sector turned out very useful and thought-provoking. Participants agreed on the two areas that need most attention:

1) water use & waste
2) small farmers facing high costs and low prices.

Solutions and ways forward on these issues were identified in groups and presented in plenary. On water use, the importance of collaboration between universities/academia and (industry) research centers, business associations and cooperatives was emphasized. Even more, academia could play a much larger role through internships, incubators and other links with the juice sector. This would promote research on the real sector needs for water and waste reduction technologies and methods. The important role of cooperatives should furthermore be promoted at universities as well.

Regarding the high costs and low prices obtained by (small) farmers, it was mentioned that the current logistics and supply chain distribution is too long. Direct sale could be one way to address this, as well as increased export. Secondly, the lack of agreements and trust could be addressed by a bigger role for cooperatives and by promoting written (binding) agreements, but this requires farmers to join hands and act together much more than currently is the case. Another way to address the low prices at farm-level would be to set up agreements to reduce commissions taken by intermediaries/brokers and to create transparency in the price structure throughout the supply chain. For all of this, it would help if consumer awareness on fair trading principles was increased.

Finally, it was mentioned that innovative technologies and ITC should be made much more accessible for producers. For instance, innovative tools to track weather forecasts and anticipate demands are currently only used by large producers, who do not share practices –while smaller ones do not know how to use them.

To make the discussion more concrete, a number of examples and tools were shown during the training. The Practitioners’ Guide for Sustainable Sourcing and the SAI Farmer Self Assessment tool were presented as practical instruments to address and track CSR improvements throughout the supply chain.

As a result, the participants went home with the ‘bigger picture’ in mind, understanding better how CSR relates to their daily business and what benefits it can bring to think and act strategically on social and environmental challenges. They acknowledged the importance and need for best practices and to learn and listen to others. And last but not least; they created a list of action points to get into action straight away.

One participant, who represents a Food & Beverage association in Spain would take immediate action by checking on the status of existing research projects and see whether results are being sufficiently promoted and whether SMEs are currently using available technologies. A representative from a consultancy agency got motivated to facilitate collaboration between farmers in order to increase negotiation power. Water footprint calculation and environmental info on products was mentioned as focus areas by a processing company representative

The University of Murcia  (www.um.es) is a the third oldest University in Spain, devoted to providing higher education to the public and located in the heart of the citrus production area. Sociability is an international consultancy and training agency with offices in Copenhagen and Nairobi, specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Private Collaboration for inclusive and sustainable development.  www.sociability.dk

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March 27th, 2014Webinar #2 : Assessment and Assurance at farm level

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Webinar #2 : Assessment and Assurance at farm level

Starts on March 27th, 2014 at 14:00 until 16:00
Venue : online

The second webinar for the Fruit Juice CSR Platform, hosted by UTZ Certified and focusing on Assessment and Assurance at farm level on March 27th 2014, was attended by 25 representatives of the international fruit juice supply chain and related NGO’s. The slides and a recording of the webinar can be found at www.juicecsr.eu

The main topics discussed were:

Existing farm level mechanisms

– Challenges at farm level identified by the sector
– Overview of current approaches sector
– SAI Platform: presentation on farmer self-assessment
– Solidaridad presentation Rural Horizons tool followed by call to action from FrieslandCampina

Platform outcomes & next steps

– Discussion on next steps for platform outcomes
– Request to participate in working groups to work on sector principles for CSR

The webinar gave participants the opportunity to ask questions on the topics discussed. A discussion took place between SAI Platform, FrieslandCampina, Solidaridad and the webinar participants about the reach and impact of Farmer Self-assessment, 3rd party assessments and certification of suppliers.

Participants were also invited to vote on a number of questions on the way forward. The outcomes of these polls are:

– 100% of the webinar participants who voted agree that the formulation of joint principles would be a good first outcome of the platform
– 72% of the participants who voted would like to be engaged in the working groups that will work on determining which guidelines are relevant for their phase of the supply chain. These participants will be contacted about the next steps.

Please find hereby the presentation given during the webinar

For more information on the webinar or the working groups please contact Anke Kampschreur at anke.kampschreur@utzcertified.org or AIJN at hello@fruitjuice.eu

January 28th, 2014Webinar #1: Actions and Solutions at the Corporate Level

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Webinar #1: Actions and Solutions at the Corporate Level

Starts on January 28th, 2014 at 14:00 until 16:00
Venue : online

As part of the activities for the Fruit Juice CSR Platform, we invited you to our webinar on sustainable sourcing from a corporate perspective. The goal of this first webinar is to:

  • Get an understanding of activities that can be performed at corporate level to work towards more sustainable corporate practices, with an emphasis on sustainable supply chains
  • Gain an overview of Standards/Principles of relevance at the corporate level
  • Get insight in ways and tools to prioritize actions in sustainable sourcing, such as risk mapping and supply chain mapping

This webinar was held on January 28th 2014, and we were happy to have participation from so many representatives of different parts of the fruit juice value chain – 55 companies representing retailers, processors, NGOs, bottlers, etc. Main discussion was around corporate tools and sector experience such as the ones presented by FrieslandCampina and IDH.  Participants voted on preferred outcome of the platform (50% tools/systems/guidelines, 33% sector collaboration, 17% joint commitment). Some even indicated interest in working groups to further work on outcomes of the platform.

Please find the slides of the webinar and a summary of the webinar on the following links.
Summary Webinar Sustainable sourcing from a corporate perspective
Webinar 1 Sustainable Sourcing from a Corporate Perspective by Fruit juice CSR Platform

 

October 3rd, 2013Kick-off seminar Fruit Juice CSR Platform

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Kick-off seminar Fruit Juice CSR Platform

Creating shared value in the fruit juice sector

Starts on October 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 until 16:00
On October 3rd 2013, the Fruit Juice CSR Platform saw its official kick-off. This one-day seminar gathered fruit juice stakeholders from 22 different countries. The day included a range of informative sessions, panel debates and inspirational company cases, which all together offered a general understanding of CSR and the challenges the fruit juice industry is facing.
Download event presentations
  1. Fruit Juice CSR Platform Introduction (PDF,592 Ko)
  2. From Charity to business case – Strategic CSR by Managing Partner Elizabeth Boye (PDF, 2,2 Mo)
  3. Building successful relations with smallholders – Challenges & Solutions – The case of JUNA and Colombia by Mr. Christian Kaufholz (PDF, 1,3 Mo)
  4. The experience of Brazilian Orange Juice companies with the Rainforest Alliance certification by Antonio Carlos Gonçalves (PDF, 1,1 Mo)
  5. Tetra Pak – Integrating sustainability into business strategies – The power of partnerships by Erika Mink (PDF, 1,9 Mo)
  6. Friesland Campina Riedel & Solidaridad – A journey towards sustainable fruit supply chains (PDF, 1,7 Mo)
  7. UTZ – Farm level solutions for sustainable sourcing in the Fruit Juice industry by Daan de Vries, Anke Kampschreur (PDF, 1,8 Mo)
  8. AZTI – Key environmental challenges by AINTZANE ESTURO (PDF, 1,9 Mo)
  9. IDH – From Niche to Mainstream Learnings from the Fresh Fruit Industry by Dave Boselie (PDF, 1,5 Mo)
  10. Fruit Juice CSR Platform Closing (PDF,697 Ko)

10:00 – 10:30
Opening & introduction to the Fruit Juice CSR Platform by Milica Jevtic, AIJN Regulatory Affairs Manager

What is the business case for CSR in the fruit juice industry? Why is it important to implement CSR strategically in company operations? What are the benefits and opportunities for engaging with stakeholders throughout the supply chain? What successful practices and cases can we identify where companies have created value by addressing social, environmental, and ethical concerns? These are the questions that are to be answered through the activities of the Fruit Juice CSR Platform.

10:30 – 11:00
From charity to strategic CSR – the business case for CSR by Lisabeth Boye, Managing Partner Sociability

Sociability will provide participants with a common understanding of the CSR concept. The background for it, the development of the concept over time. What do we mean when we talk about CSR and sustainability? How can CSR be strategic? Does it need to be strategic to be a lucrative business case? It will set the scene to create a common understanding of the definitions related to CSR and facilitate discussion amongst participants on possible solutions and interventions.

11:00 Juice Break
11:30 – 12:15
Drivers for change – Interactive panel discussion on sustainability hotspots in ingredients sourcing. Validation of desk study findings. Harvesting expert opinions from audience sector.
12:15 – 13:30
Juice industry examples: the grower, exporter and brand perspective
  • Building successful relations with smallholders – challenges and solutions– example of Colombia by Christian Kaufholz, CEO JUNA Juice
  • The experience of Brazilian Orange Juice companies with the Rainforest Alliance certification by Mr. Antonio Carlos Gonçalves, CitrusBR Technical Committee Chairman
  • Integrating sustainability into business strategies – the power of partnerships by Ms. Erika Mink, Global Director Environment Affairs Tetra Pak International
  • A journey towards sustainable fruit supply chains by Piet Haasen, Manager R&D, FrieslandCampina, Riedel and Jeroen Kroezen, Program Manager Sustainable Fruit, Solidaridad
13:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:00
Challenges and solution strategies for sustainable juice production by Daan de Vries, Markets Director, Anke Kampschreur, New Programs Manager at UTZ and Aintzane Esturo, Project Manager at AZTI.

This session will focus on sustainable farming and look for potential CSR strategies at farm level. It will provide examples and mechanisms with current or potential relevance for the fruit sector. This should set the first step to discuss opportunities for the fruit juice value chain.

15:00 – 15:15
From Niche to Mainstream. Learning from the Fresh Fruit Industry by Dave Boselie, Senior manager Learning & Innovation, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative convenes and co-invests in 18 commodity sectors to enhance mainstream sustainability. The fresh fruit and vegetable program will be presented as model case for a pre-competitive partnership that reaches from market transformation to field level producer support.

15:15 – 15:45
Pathways for mainstreaming sustainability

Interactive panel discussion on scenarios to enhance sustainability both as an individual company with suppliers and pre-competitive with industry partners

15:45 – 16:00
Future platform activities, next steps & wrap-up by Milica Jevtic, AIJN Regulatory Affairs Manager
factoryWant to get involved?

All stakeholders interested in promoting their best practice examples or in learning from others are welcome! In order to get involved in Fruit Juice CSR Platform activities, please contact us at hello@juicecsr.eu

  • AMC Group
  • Azti Tecnnalia
  • Citrus BR
  • Coca-Cola
  • Doehler
  • Eckes Granini
  • Fairtrade
  • Firmenich
  • Friesland
  • Frutco LTD
  • IDH
  • Kaufland
  • Laconic Garden
  • Malawi Mangoes
  • Niederrheim Gold
  • Rauch
  • Refresco Gerber
  • Rewe Group
  • Riha
  • Rynkeby
  • SAI Platform
  • SGF
  • Solidaridad
  • Strauss Juices&Commodities
  • SVZ
  • Valensina
  • Verbruggen Juice Trading
  • Water Footprint Network
  • Zerya