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Integrated Farming :

Integrated farming is an agricultural production method in which the main objective is to optimise the producer's economic results while minimising the quantities of input materials (particularly chemical substances such as fertilisers or other phytosanitary products) in order to limit their negative impacts on the environment as much as possible.

Agronomy :

Science of agriculture

Environmental impact :

Environmental impact refers to all qualitative, quantitative and functional environmental modifications (negative and positive) resulting from a project, process, one or more organisations and one or more products, from its conception to its end-of-life.

Pests :

Living organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites

Biodiversity :

Biodiversity is a generic term used to refer to the diversity and richness of living species which inhabit the Earth, land or an ecosystem. This notion applies to the various species of plants and animals, from monocellular organisms to the most complex organisms.

Biogas :

Biogas is the gas resulting from the fermentation of organic animal or plant materials when no oxygen is present.

Biomass :

Biomass is a term used in ecology to refer to the total mass of living organisms in a given biotope at a given moment. It can be measured by surface unit for a land environment or by volume unit for an aquatic environment.

Cleanlabel :

Literally means clear, clean and understandable food labelling, which excludes technical terms as well as certain artificial ingredients.

Co-génération :

A production method in which two different energy forms are produced in the same process.

Effluents :

Usually refers to used domestic and urban water (effluents are received by wastewater treatment plants) and, by extension, used industrial water.

Ecological footprint :

The ecological footprint is a measure of man's pressure on nature. It is a tool used to evaluate the productive surface required by a population to satisfy its consumption of resources and its requirements in terms of waste absorption.

GHG :

Greenhouse gases

Global Compact :

The Global Compact was launched in Jnuary 2000 at the World Economic Forum in Davos by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations. The goal of the Global Compact is to unite market forces surrounding individual ideals in order to place greater responsibility on businesses.

Global GAP :

Driven by a determination to satisfy consumer demand, mass distribution companies across the world have worked together with their suppliers to develop a series of good agriculture practice standards. These were implemented in 1997. The objective is to ensure the integrity, transparency and harmonisation of agriculture standards across the world. These standards are recognised and contributed to by distributors from the United Kingdom, the Benelux and Germany. They are integrated implicitly as part of other initiatives (Agriculture Raisonnée (Reasoned Agriculture), Label Rouge (Red Label), IFS, etc.).

GPEC :

The French jobs and skills forecast management system

Palm oil :

Palm oil is an oil extracted from the pulp of oil palm tree fruits using a hot pressure system. Around 100kg of fruit produces 22kg of oil.

IFT :

French indicator used to measure the frequency of phytosanitary treatments

Inputs :

In agriculture, "inputs" are the various products used on land and crops. This term includes: *fertilisers* soil enrichment products (elements used to improve the physical and chemical properties of the soil, such as sand, peat and lime.

GMO :

Genetically modified organism. Bonduelle's products do not contain GMOs.

Phytosanitary products :

A phytosanitary product is a product used to treat or prevent diseases in plants.

GRI standard :

The Global Reporting Initiative is an independent organisation that unites stakeholders from different backgrounds: companies, NGOs, universities, researchers, trade unions. The GRI develops international directives intended to structure and standardise organisations' management reports in terms of sustainable development. The GRI's main contribution has been the development of a standard of almost 80 (extra-financial) indicators used to measure and monitor the performance of organisations' corporate responsibility policies. This standard is implemented by large organisations.

Seed company :

A seed company is a business dedicated to the production of seeds for the production of plants through agriculture.

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