The sector's performance depends largely on the principal of shared responsibility amongst the private agri-supply companies.
Distributors play a decisive role in providing labour and logistical services in order for the waste collections to be carried out. They are the interface between farmers and other professional users.Their contribution clearly shows how seriously they take the issues of agricultural distribution and how they ensure a regular follow-up services to users until the end of the product life-cycle.
More than 1,064 distributors, cooperatives or traders, were registered by ADIVALOR in 2006 for the collection of used packaging. This corresponds to a network of 4,371 collection depots nationwide, proposing a minimum of two collections per year.
Coop de France looks after the interests of 200 grain collection cooperatives and agri-supply distributors that represent 74% of the French national cereal collection. Coop de France has put a Cooperative Advisory Charter in place that guarantees quality and professionalism on the advisory services offered by the cooperatives.
Union InVivo is the leading European cooperative group in agricultural purchases, sales and services, with 292 cooperative members. It's approach relies on a national network that helps farmers put best practice methods in place, in order to have the most up-to-date agricultural practices while respecting the environment.
The Agricultural Traders Federation brings together 500 trading/wholesale companies that are involved in advisory roles; the recommendation and sale of agricultural inputs; collection, stockage and sale of cereals, oleaginous and proteaginous plants.These agricultural companies demonstrate their sense of responsibility in the hygiene and safety sector and their capacity to assume these responsibilties.