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We are convinced that nature is our best partner for the sustainable production of pickles. As part of our VIA (Very Important Actions) sustainability program, and in response to the challenges of the complex work involved in pickle cultivation, we have established 3 objectives in the Pickles pillar :
100% SUSTAINABLE PICKLES
100% of Reitzel pickles will come from sustainable and/or environmentally certified agriculture, while establishing a long-term viable pickle culture for growers.
TOWARDS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Progressive integration of regenerative/agroecological practices in all our supply chains.
MORE ORGANIC AND LOCAL PRODUCTS
50% of our branded products will be organic and/or local, through consistent sourcing and production sites adapted to this new model.
Our close collaboration with Global G.A.P.
Between 2017 and 2021, we conducted trials on our R&D farms with over 30 farmers. These pilot trials were inconclusive: local specificities and the requirements and needs of very small-caliber cucumber production proved incompatible with India's Global Gap restrictions.
However, we are maintaining a partnership planned for 2023 in Eastern Europe. A pilot project has been proposed to our agricultural partners for an initial test phase.