Useful Links

Bayer – Sustainability   

Find out more about sustainability and Bayer’s global approach.

Bayer - Climate Change

Bayer takes its responsibilities with regard to Climate Change very seriously. Use this link to find out more.

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

The BTO is an independent charitable research institute combining professional and citizen science, aimed at using evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds.

Crop Protection Association(CPA)

The Crop Protection Association is committed to explaining the role of the industry in modern agriculture and the benefits of its products to the community.

DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK Government department tasked with issues such as the environment, rural development, the countryside, wildlife, animal welfare and sustainable agriculture.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and an Assembly-Sponsored Public Body responsible to the National Assembly for Wales. Its principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development.

Environment Council

The Environment Council works to put the environment at the heart of people's choices, decisions and aspirations.

FWAG - Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

FWAG was established in 1969 by a group of forward-thinking farmers who were concerned about the dramatic loss of habitat and wildlife as a result of the increasing intensification of farming methods.

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is the leading UK charity conducting scientific research to enhance the British countryside for public benefit.  

International Year of Biodiversity

Website for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)
LEAF promotes environmentally responsible farming. It helps farmers produce good food, with care and to high environmental standards, identified in-store by the LEAF Marque logo. It also helps to build public understanding of food and farming in a number of ways. These include ‘Open Farm Sunday’ and year-round farm visits to its national network of Demonstration Farms.

LEAF - Virtual Farm Walk

You can learn more about farming and the environment on this virtual walk around a LEAF farm.

NFU (National Farmers’ Union)

The NFU is a trade association for farmers in England and the UK’s largest farming organisation.

RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

The work of RSBP is driven by a passionate belief that everyone has a responsibility to protect birds and the environment.

Voluntary Initiative

The Voluntary Initiative (VI) is a UK-wide initiative aimed at reducing the impact of pesticides on the environment.

Wildlife Trusts

There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney.  They are working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. Click here to view its section on pesticides.

The Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD)

CRD is an Agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and is entrusted with ensuring the safe use of pesticides for people and the environment.

Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP)

ACP is a statutory body set up by Ministers to advise on all matters relating to the control of pesticides.

Pesticide Residues Committee 

The remit of the Pesticide Residues Committee is to advise Ministers and the Chief Executives of CRD and the FSA on the planning of surveillance programmes for pesticide residues in the UK food supply chain and the evaluation of the results.