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ENVIRONMENT IMPACT/CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Aim:

ENVIRONMENT IMPACT/CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

CR.EI.1

Standards

Producers must be aware of any practices that have an adverse environmental impact.

How you will be measured

CR.EI.1.a

Important features of biodiversity and conservation value are identified on and around the farm.

CR.EI.1.b

Practices are adopted to minimise detrimental impact on such features.

CR.EI.2

Standards

A mass balance must be in place.

How you will be measured

CR.EI.2.a

The estimated quantity of grain and oilseed stored, per site, is recorded immediately post harvest.

CR.EI.2.b

Records are kept for quantities of grain and oilseed which leave each site (e.g. grain passports).

CR.EI.2.c

Carry over between harvest years is recorded.

CR.EI.2.d

Reconciliation of amounts stored vs. out-loading records is available per harvest year.

Mass balance records

CR.EI.3 Key

Standards

Crops and sugar beet that may be used to produce biofuels and bioliquids must not be produced on land that had one of the following statuses on or after Jan 2008:
- a high biodiversity value
- land with high carbon stock
- land that was peatland unless evidence is provided that the cultivation and harvesting does not involve drainage of previously undrained soil

How you will be measured

CR.EI.3.a

Further details and definitions are outlined in the Appendix – these are complied with.