Our projects are measurably integrating the UN’s sustainable development goals in programmes and action plans.
We believe that working towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is essential to achieving sustainability in its three dimensions – economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.
We have identified context-specific but universally-relevant actions that deliver results across multiple goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda. For instance, to have a resilient farm, soil health needs to be one of the key priorities. And, by building SOIL HEALTH we achieve multiple objectives. These include improved water quality, natural flood management, increased water holding capacity, improved plant and animal health, reduced disease and pest pressures and improved income in a sustainable manner. Thus, building soil health across all our portfolio is a universally-relevant goal for us.
Now, each farm is unique in its climatic, physical, social, cultural and economic dimensions. Therefore, the practices that will build soil health need to be context-specific. To help inform our field management decisions, we start by carrying out on-farm soil monitoring to enable a better understanding of how above and below ground elements affect crop growth and soil health. Only then we decide on specific approaches for organic matter or soil biota management, soil cultivation, and cropping.
In addition to soil health, we pay careful attention to LABOUR RIGHTS and we make sure to build SAFE and SECURE working environments.
We strive to REDUCE CHEMICALS and waste products, and to RECYCLE, whenever possible, in order to promote a circular economy.
Finally, we look to support and enhance HABITATS around the farm wherever possible, making space for as many species as possible in and alongside the agricultural land.
We have set concrete targets and key performance indicators for each goal, which allow us to measure progress on a yearly basis and effectively manage our farm business.