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HZPC publishes CSR Report 2016/2017

29-03-2018

How can we feed 9.8 billion world citizens in 2050? And provide them with nutrient-rich food that is produced quickly, with little fresh water and the least possible footprint? In our work we constantly try to find the best solutions to this challenge.

Today we launch our new CSR Report 2016/2017. The report is available in English and Dutch. In this report you can read more about our sustainability policy and all the actions we've taken in the past two years. 
 

We focus on the following pillars of sustainability:
 

Environmental stewardship

As a company in the agricultural sector, a healthy soil is our greatest asset. Natural resources must be respected and protected. To contribute to responsible use of the earth's resources we focus on developing sustainable varieties, reducing transport kilometers and taking more responsibilities in the chain.
 

Contribution to food security

The worldwide food demand continues to grow immensely. As market leader in potato breeding, we have a major responsibility in this. We contribute to 'feeding the world' by e.g. developing new varieties with high (intrinsic) qualities for cultivation under difficult conditions, exporting to more countries and ensuring genetic diversity.
 

Social impact

In addition to reducing our footprint and contributing to food security, we also want to have a positive impact on the social environment. We do this by contributing to a healthy diet (develop healthier varieties/concepts), good employment practices, social responsibility with regard to our test fields, and through transparency in the dialogue with our stakeholders. Besides, it is important for us to obtain and retain talent and ensure that no child labour takes place.

 

Should you have any questions about our CSR report or activities, please contact: sustainability@hzpc.com.

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