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Camacho cigars signs partnership with bayer cropscience


Camacho Cigars, a key player in the international cigar market, and Bayer CropScience, the world's leader in crop science and crop protection, have signed a working partnership under the Bayer Food Chain Management program. With this new alliance, Camacho Cigars has become the only tobacco company in history to be in compliance with strict international standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). By complying with the practices set forth by Bayer CropScience, Camacho Cigars ensures the responsible management of natural resources, bio-friendly pesticides, industrial safety, and biosecurity. The Food Chain Partnership is the first of many steps in Camacho's plan for a higher level of social responsibility and it's furtherance in manufacturing the highest quality cigars in the world. On June 29, 2010, Camacho Cigars and a team of Bayer executives welcomed select members of international media to visit their tobacco fields at Rancho Jamastran and cigar factory in Danli, Honduras. Following the daylong tour of Camacho's operations, a press conference was held at Las Lomas where the partnership was officially signed. 'It's an amazing feeling being the world's first tobacco company to have partnered with Bayer CropScience. After five years of adopting Bayer's standards for good agricultural and manufacturing practices, the official signing of this collaborative makes all of us very proud. It's incredible to see the practices that have been implemented so far and the effects it's had on the culture and day-to-day lives of the people that work for us in Honduras,' said Christian Eiroa, President and CEO of Camacho Cigars. As the newest member under the Bayer Food Chain Management program, Camacho Cigars joins the likes of companies such as Heinz, Nestlé, and KRAFT; all of which, comply with the same standards. About Camacho Cigars Founded in 1961 by Simon Camacho, Camacho Cigars was acquired by the Eiroa family in 1995. Now part of the Oettinger Davidoff Group, Camacho Cigars is one of the key players in the international cigar market. The flagship Camacho brand, made at Rancho Jamastran in Danli, Honduras, is comprised of (11) premium and super-premium line extensions: (Super-Premium: Diploma, 10th Anniversary Corojo, Liberty Series, Triple Maduro™, Select)(Premium: Corojo, Connecticut, Coyolar, Havana, SLR and Room101). Camacho Cigars also has (7) core brands, including Baccarat 'The Game', America's #1 selling premium cigar. www.camachocigars.com About Bayer CropScience: Science For A Better Life Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. http://www.bayercropscience.com

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