IMPROVING HUMANS LIVES AND OUR PLANET
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OUR FOCUS INDUSTRIES
Highly complex crop varieties developed for specific environmental conditions enable efficient and effective use of area and resources, and thus considerably contribute to worldwide food security. At the core of food production, seeds are a key factor. However, in light of hybrid varieties, social concerns on a loss of biodiversity and highly dependent farmers shape the public debate and breeding increasingly comes to the forefront. Research and development, especially in promising areas such as genetic engineering, are consequently subject to broader justification and explanation of use.
Based on extensive experience in stakeholder communication, we jointly develop with our clients measures and targeted messaging for meeting controversies and increasing transparency based on scientific findings. Thanks to this approach, companies can increase public acceptance for their products and secure future market access.
In the light of limited arable land, we need to shape the future of agriculture with innovative solutions in order to provide a growing world population with adequate amounts of high quality food, feed, and renewable natural resources. In order to make this immense increase in agricultural productivity happen, we need to find sustainable solutions supported by digital technology.
ELFIN Consulting supports clients in integrating and meeting sustainability requirements and by implementing impactful practices of crop protection product use. Based on this, negative side effects on the environment and people can be significantly reduced.
Digital transformation is particularly shaping agricultural machine technology. Because the natural capacity of agricultural resources is so important for intensive agriculture, responsibility and digital crop production must go hand in hand. Digitally-based efficiency improvements and sustainable agricultural practices are not mutually exclusive, but rather they must be jointly understood and implemented.
Therefore, we at ELFIN translate and integrate sustainable approaches and factors into the further development of precision farming and specific system solutions with our clients. The emergent added value is enunciated in a corresponding communication and demonstration explaining the principles and effects on both, efficiency and sustainability. Agricultural machine manufacturers can, as a result, strengthen the credibility and customer preference for distinctive, sustainably-oriented products and services.
With a growing and aging global population the need of accessible healthcare services will continuously increase. Also the healthcare itself is changing immensely. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to provide new solutions to alleviate and treat diseases, for personalized care and access to digital health services. Most recently, the industry has been put in the spotlight by the covid pandemic underlining the complexity in developing and delivering life-saving drugs, therapies and digital services.
Taking the lead in innovation to rapidly scale a company’s new capabilities and adopting new technologies is a key success factor. In close collaboration with the client and based on strategic direction, ELFIN Consulting accelerates this process. We drive digital transformation and help to implement an agile way of working to sustain success.
The application of fertilizer in modern agriculture is a key factor for soil fertility and nutrient supply for crops. Amid increasing ground water pollution and emissions, proper handling during storage and application of fertilizers becomes more and more important. Economical dosing based on crop requirements is the key to preventing sever damage to soil, water bodies, climate and biodiversity.
ELFIN supports clients in transforming routine applications based on best practices and empowering farmers, which is the foundation for leading the public discussion on the significance of efficient, demand-oriented and proper fertilizer usage. Through this, contributions on a more sustainable farming practice can be enhanced and demonstrated to key stakeholders.
More and more plays Biotechnology an important role in solving human food, health, resources, and environment. Almost no industry like this is depending on a high level of knowledge of workers, high and new technology and perseverance in development of innovations.
ELFIN Consulting is your partner for successful digital transformation, high standard in knowledge transfer and tailored go-to-market strategies. We support in developing and turning strategic measures of growth into tangible results that enables the company’s excellence.
Similar to fertilizer, there is a high risk of potential damage from crop protection products before, during, and after application. This is especially critical, because the manufacturer has less influence on responsible product use locally and, consequently, limiting environmental exposure of crop protection products and their active substances only to areas to be treated. Therefore, safe use plays a specific role for humans and the environment.
Through our solutions, ELFIN helps clients to integrate and meet sustainability requirements, and demonstrably drive down impactful practices of crop protection product use. Based on this, negative side effects on the environment and people can be significantly reduced.
Plastic is one of the most advanced material for everyday products and cutting-edge technologies. The industry develops sustainable innovations for today’s and future challenges, e.g. through new solutions for recycling.
With our expertise in sustainability and life cycle assessment, ELFIN Consulting supports companies to demonstrate that plastic can help to reduce emissions, the use of water and energy. Combined with our communication approach, we help to convey this important message to your company’s key stakeholders.
The food industry is constantly driven by lowering costs, increasing supply, and maintaining continuous growth. The majority of food is industrially produced and processed, which is perceived negatively by an increasing number of consumers. Social and environmental aspects of food production are gaining significance. Food producers need to be more efficient, resource-friendly, and meet public expectations. Sustainable business practices are implemented across all steps of the value chain. They are translated into measurable results, influencing consumer purchasing decisions. Measurable positive environmental and social product characteristics make these developments more tangible for consumers.
Together with our clients and with strategic direction, we identify relevant key aspects for sustainable production methods, implementing sustainability measures along the entire value chain. We develop a corresponding communication strategy with proof points in order to increase your stakeholder’s trust and long-term business success.
We support our clients at the interface between strategy, implementation and scale-up, turning ideas into operative results, and making key stakeholders understand the added value behind it.
Dr. Michael Kühnen