Sustainability

A message from our ceo

Nufarm has been creating new solutions to respond to farmers’ changing needs for more than 100 years and yet there has perhaps never been a more exciting time to be part of the agricultural industry. Farmers around the world are being called on to produce more food with less resource and are increasingly at the forefront of global efforts to reduce the impact of humanity on our precious ecosystems. The products and solutions Nufarm provide play an important role in helping farmers feed more people while using natural resources such as land and water more efficiently.

 

In 2020 we have broadened our approach to sustainability to more explicitly recognise the role we play in contributing to improving the sustainability of modern agriculture. One of our most significant achievements this year has been the commercialisation of our proprietary Nuseed Omega-3 Canola oil and carinata crop. These plant-based solutions are helping address global challenges, with our omega-3 canola oil reducing pressure on wild-fish stock and our carinata crop providing a new, best-in-class feedstock for biofuel production to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

We have also adapted our reporting as we begin to focus on increasing transparency around our sustainability performance. Our 2020 Sustainability Review reflects on our achievements in 2020 and is intended to complement our additional disclosure against the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) sustainability reporting standard. I encourage you to explore these documents and look forward to updating you on our progress.

 

Greg Hunt

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer