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Agsafe shortlisted for international stewardship award

Published: 04-12-2014

Agsafe has been named as a finalist in the Agrow Awards 2014 for ‘Best Stewardship Programme (Accreditation & Training, drumMUSTER and ChemClear)’.

The award category recognises outstanding schemes that manage agrochemical or agbiotech products in the marketplace in a sustainable way.

The Agrow Awards were developed to reward excellence in the crop protection and production industry. This is the seventh instalment of the prestigious awards which calls for applications from around the globe.

Agsafe has grown from a small, industry accreditation program to become Australia’s largest industry stewardship organisation servicing the agricultural and veterinary chemical industry, farmers and other users of chemical products.

The organisation provides safety advice and training to over 1500 retail premises through its Accreditation & Training program, ensuring that around 95% of the chemical retail industry is committed to staff and customer safety.

Agsafe is also active in removing the pollution risk posed by unwanted chemical products. The drumMUSTER program collects and recycles empty agvet chemical containers, while ChemClear collects and sustainably destroys unwanted or out-of-date chemicals.

BASF, DuPont Crop Protection and inpEV Brazil have also been shortlisted in the same category. The winner will be announced on 29 October 2014 in the Netherlands.