This will ensure that sustainability is never just a ‘nice to have’:
We need to:
Increase agricultural production for a growing population without over extending the earth’s capacity to provide
Satisfy increasing demand from customers and consumers who want to know the food and fibre they buy is ethically sourced
Ensure farmers and rural communities see farming and related activities as a viable livelihood, particularly younger generations
Reduce risks to our business, such as climate change and water scarcity
Inspire our employees by giving additional meaning to their work.
We are driven by our ambitious corporate Purpose to Re-imagine Global Agriculture within our ethos of Growing Responsibly. We aim to achieve 3 outcomes:
Prosperous farmers and farming systems: Re-thinking how people and companies are financially rewarded to make the agricultural sector attractive and viable
Thriving communities: Revitalising communities who depend on agricultural systems so that people live well
Re-generation of the living world: Re-generating ecosystems, soils and water to create landscapes where industrial agriculture, smallholders and other rural commerce
Through our Sustainability Framework we are addressing 10 priority (material) areas that will help us achieve these 3 outcomes.