Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are pleased to announce that the pilot hop plantation in Jastków, which was built by the company Energy Composites, has received a Global G.A.P. certificate.
One of the modules of Global G.A.P. is Global G.A.P. IFA (Integrated Farm Assurance). Currently, it has become a global standard of good agricultural and production practices, precisely defining the catalog of requirements that a given producer must meet in order to receive the above mentioned certification.
It includes, i.a. issues in the area of:
- food safety,
- the traceability and sustainable use of plant protection products,
- proper fertilization, cultivation techniques and irrigation,
- waste handling in accordance with pro-ecological procedures,
- the safety and well-being of employees,
- the safety of the environment.
Taking into the account above mentioned issues, the implementation of the Global G.A.P. IFA is an assurance for our consumers and business partners about sustainable and environmental-friendly methods of growing hops, aimed at minimizing the harmful effects of all kinds of agricultural treatments. The composite structure of the Alumast poles, , on which the hop trellis is based, eliminated the use of carcinogenic and environmentally harmful chemicals, which are still present in hop trellises based on wooden poles treated with creosote.
The intelligent and highly developed system used by us to monitor a wide range of processes taking place on the plantation allows us to react in advance to any anomalies registered by sensors and cameras (e.g. temperature, humidity, biological growth, etc.).
An adequately quickly obtained analytical information package allows us to take more precise and long-term actions, thus eliminating too radical, often harmful chemical treatments.
In summary, obtaining the Global G.A.P. certificate, allows to establish cooperation with the largest retail chains and recipients from Poland and abroad, whose high organizational culture and environmental awareness requires that a given supplier of products and semi-finished products from the agricultural area has a Global G.A.P. certificate. It is worth emphasizing that this type of certificate is required by such a chains like: McDonald’s, TESCO, Ahold, Metro, COOP and ASDA.
We are open to cooperation proposals.