Respect the environment and
quality of walnuts
COOPENOIX is attached to the value of a nuciculture respectful of quality and the environment. Growers cultivates their orchards in compliance with environmental rules. These good practices, both within agricultural holdings and in the cooperative, enables to guarantee consumers a natural and healthy product.
The cooperative itself is also certified "organic" – meaning that it can receive and work organic inshell and shelled walnuts from growers and guarantee the individualisation of the products.
Several times a year, the cooperative is audited by the "Ecocert" organism..
It also has the "Bio Suisse" certification which allows exportation of organic products to Switzerland.
Each year 700 tons of inshell walnuts from organic agriculture are delivered by fifty gowers at the cooperative which is ECOCERT certified.
These figures are slowly increasing each year.
Each grower is audited by a certifying entity. They have the obligation to communicate to the cooperative their organic farming certificate.
- rational production;
- hygiene and food security;
- protection of the environment;
- social protection, workers safety and health.
I.F.P. Integrated Fruit Production
The I.F.P. is a production system of high quality fruit giving priority to safer ecologically methods, minimising the undesirable side effects and use of plant protection products in order to improve the safety of the environment and food security.
The implementation of this method is well-accompanied by Coopenoix's technicians who actively participated in the drawing of this walnuts Charter.
HVE : high environmental value Level3.
Some growers of the cooperative are currently launching in HVE3 certification. The certification is done on the whole process in a farm and all the productions are concerned (plants and animals).
100% French origin
Walnuts distibuted by Coopenoix are of 100% French origin et offer the best phytosanitary and organoleptic garanties.
The strict regulatory framework in France offers a durable and perfectly traceable production.
The approval of inshell and shelled walnuts
The first step before products can enter the cooperative's production circuit is the approval.
In the presence of the grower, each and every lot is inspected to determine its classification and so its destination within the cooperative.
The following criteria are analysed :
The grower price list rate integrates all these criterias in order to obtain a payment corresponding to the quality on each approved lot.
CERTIFICATION ON TECHNICAL ADVICES
And so, it has an obligation to be certified to have the right to do so.
Both technicians have been trained to obtain their individual certificate, and the cooperative is itself certified since 2013.
The support given to the cooperative’s growers concerns advice on plantations ( variety choice, best adaptation to the type of ground), orchard managment (cutting, fertilisation, irrigation, pest and disease control, tree growth) and the monitoring on 5 meteorological stations as support ( in a global 15 stations network).