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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s time-bound (15 years) and quantified targets designed to end extreme poverty for everyone everywhere, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change. They superseded the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from 1st January 2016.

In a world of finite natural resources, increasing population pressures and consumer demands, sustainable development is critical to ensure that future generations and our own business can thrive. Our sustainability strategy is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which set out a vision for ending poverty, hunger, inequality and protecting the earth’s natural resources.

We recognise we are in a strong position to influence how these challenges can be addressed. Although we may impact many of the Goals to a greater or lesser degree, we have identified 11 which have particular resonance. We are working hard to do our part – increasing productivity and yield for smallholder farmers; reducing post-harvest losses; contributing to nutrition through education; crop diversification and production of fortified packaged foods; improving water usage and irrigation efficiency, and being active in Public Private Partnerships that help to shape policy frameworks supporting inclusive and sustainable growth.

 

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