Chile: Seal advances to promote sustainability in the dried plum sector

Published Jun 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The Chilean Plum Association, along with public and private partners, is developing a sustainability standard for the Chilean dried plum industry. The standard, which covers 28 months and four stages, aims to establish best practices from cultivation to marketing, focusing on efficient water use, waste management, energy optimization, biodiversity protection, and worker welfare. The initiative, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and other organizations, will pilot the audit system to identify industry improvements and create a support program to address standard gaps.
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Original content

In recent years, concern about sustainability has increased in all areas of production and industry. This trend has become imperative in the food sector, where consumers increasingly demand products obtained through environmentally friendly and socially responsible practices. Given this scenario, the Chilean Plum Association, Chileprunes, together with public and private entities, are looking for a sustainability standard for the Chilean dried plum industry, which contemplates 28 months and 4 stages: development of the standard, audit, training and certification . Last week, various representatives of these entities met online and offline to present the progress of the project and validate the certification model with public organizations. According to Pedro Acuña, executive director of Chileprunes: “In March 2021, this idea emerged around the sustainability of the plum industry. Then, having obtained the resources, we managed to leave in July 2022. After a long period of ...
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