HOW ELFIN WORKS

SOLUTIONS

We support our clients with strategy development, implementation and global scale up of growth solutions and corresponding communication.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & STEWARDSHIP
VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
TRAINING & PERFORMANCE SUPPORT
CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DIGITALIZATION
BUSINESS MODELLING

Standards and digital traceability systems in the food chain are implemented to reliably understand the route and origin of a product and its corresponding components.

With appropriate logistic and quality-related information for complete product identification, companies can monitor food safety all along their supply chain and use automatic feedback loops to ensure an effective recall in case of an emergency. Confidence in product quality is increased, cooperation with trading partners along the supply chain is strengthened, and overall delivery is optimized.

Jointly with our clients, we establish objectives and implement effective traceability systems based on ISO 22005, which safeguard all relevant documented information and ensure reliable data and report management (tracking & tracing).

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TECHNOLOGY & PRECISION AGRICULTURE

License to Operate

The so-called License to Operate describes the informal endorsement of commercial activities through authorities and society with minimal regulatory interference or public dissent.

Loss of Acceptance and Legitimacy

  • The population’s ever-increasing critical stance against crop protection products

  • Public demonization of the agrochemical industry through NGO campaigns and media coverage

  • Distorted public perception and denouncing of crop protection products as generally toxic and carcinogenic

  • Increased regulation and restrictions for crop protection products through political will

  • Unsuccessful re-registration of active substances, product banning, and severe sales losses

To proactively prevent this, companies can substantially improve public acceptance beyond CSR and PR using appropriate stewardship measures and solutions. This will increase their License to Operate and correct distorted public perceptions that were fueled by negative campaigns and reporting. Through scalable Stewardship and Communication strategies, we strengthen Public Acceptance along the Agricultural Value Chain.

Our Success Factors

ELFIN works and acts together with clients on the interface between strategy and implementation. Operational solutions and contributions are central to our output. Our engagement to clients always follows our firmly established principles:

  1. Pragmatic working style – achieving workable, tangible and realizable proposals and action plans
  2. Implementable solutions – considering requirements already in strategy and planning stages
  3. Experience in Sustainable Agriculture – focus on specific needs of client and project, no standardized solutions
  1. Innovative IT Business Solutions – deep understanding of interface between business processes and IT systems
  2. Passionate about making a difference – personal commitment driven by entrepreneurial attitude