Seed Co in the Environment and Community Sustainably
Seed Co is committed to sustainable ethical business practices, the protection of the environment, and economic development while improving the livelihoods of all its stakeholders, including but not limited to employees, farmers, consumers, and communities. To this end, the DNA of our seed-to-feed business is to innovate and make available climate-smart high-yielding seed solutions, agronomic support, and training for the efficient utilisation of arable land and other farming inputs to sustainably make both small- and large-scale farming profitable enterprises that
feed both people and livestock with catalytic effects on critical economic value chains.
We are committed to sound environmental stewardship. We aim to responsibly use the natural resources our business depends on, care for the environment in our operational and surrounding areas and limit the impact of our operations on our host communities. We do this by promoting farming practices that work with nature rather than against nature to mitigate climate change through, among other things, use of cover crops, crop rotation, composting, and mixed farming to improve soil biodiversity.
We acknowledge that agriculture has the greatest potential for cooling the planet, drawing down carbon from the atmosphere and improving water cycle.
Through impacting good agronomic practices, Seed Co contributes positively to the following:
- Feeding the world.
- Revitalising local economies: small-scale farming represents an opportunity to boost local economies.
- Mitigating climate change by increasing soil carbon stocks.
- Improving yields and farming impact through drought, pest, and disease tolerant seed varieties.
Seed Co’s 5 Strategic ESG Pillars
- Innovation for climate adaptation and better yields
- Food production, livelihood enrichment and carbon capture
- Inclusive culture and gender diversity
- Safety, Health, Well-being, and Environment protection
- Stakeholder Value Creation
Innovation for Climate Adaptation and Better Yields
Uneven rainfall patterns and crop diseases have been threatening food security in Africa.Our Research and Development division plays a critical role in developing superior hybrids, early maturing varieties and disease-resistant crop seeds that are high yielding under optimum input use in stress environments. Uneven rainfall patterns and crop diseases have been threatening food security in Africa.
We produce seed varieties that have tremendous adaptation capabilities to climate change and crop development. The process of breeding, delivery and adoption of new seed varieties ends with approvals for sale and meeting various climatic conditions.
Food Production, Livelihood Enrichment and Carbon Capture
Seed Co is an important player contributing to food security through continuous availing of seed varieties that are highly adaptive to high stress environments and resistant to diseases. We continue to invest significantly in research and development to produce crop seeds that are adaptive to a changing climate to guarantee food security. We partner and collaborate with our growers and farmers to promote good agricultural practices that enhance yields while greening the environment and thus drawing carbon from the atmosphere.
Seed Co also partners with small-scale farmers and rural communities to contribute significantly to livelihood enrichment.
Inclusive Culture and Gender Diversity
In Seed Co, we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in stimulating creating and innovation while attracting the best talent. We seek to create an environment where diversified views and opinions are acceptable and where people of varying gender, race and cultures can thrive. We aim to give opportunities to locals while increasing the ratio of women in the company.
Safety, Health, Well-Being, and Environment
The safety and wellbeing of our employees and the protection of the environment on which we depend are central aspects of our business. We are committed to the protection of employees, visitors, and local communities by providing safe working conditions through preventative maintenance, monitoring, and inspections. We make great effort to play our role in environmental stewardship and biodiversity management. In this regard, we work with government departments.
Stakeholder Value Creation
Seed Co thrives on partnerships and collaboration with various stakeholders. We are an open and inclusive business that actively listens to stakeholder interests which help us deliver quality results. The Group partners with Government and Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), growers, farmers, millers, agro processors, and others to get an appreciation of their interests and concerns. These engagements enable us to develop.