SUSTAINABILITY IS AT THE CORE OF OUR BUSINESS
Through scaling up access to finance for forest protection and sustainable agricultural production we aim for environmentally sound, economically viable, resilient farming systems adapted to local conditions.
For every US $150 million invested our projects create tangible social and environmental impact:
650 new jobs in rural areas
Increased household income
Access to health insurance
17,000 ha in sustainable use
Increased ecosystem resilience
4,000 Ha as conservation area
Protection of water catchment areas
2.5 million tons of carbon sequestered
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
OUR ESG APPROACH
We take a HOLISTIC approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG)
We developed a comprehensive system of critical METRICS that are organized along the UN Sustainable Development Goals and translated into relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
For each investment, a BASELINE is first ascertained, TARGET expectations are defined, and progress is MEASURED periodically.
12Tree sustainability PRINCIPLES and farm STANDARDS, which are primarily aimed at employment conditions, occupational SAFETY, resource efficiency, recycling, training, equality and integration, are implemented in all projects.
Long-term goals, such as increasing BIODIVERSITY and capturing CARBON, are defined through project-specific measures in cooperation with specialized organizations.