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What is ESG?

“There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

-John F. Kennedy

 

The world is an ever-changing, complex place.  We have all seen it first-hand over the past few years. But there are aspects to being a valued, contributing person on this planet that never change – even if many of us have more recently come to appreciate those values and contributions. Nevertheless, supporting a world that is fair, one that offers opportunities to all is something that should never just be “en vogue.”

The concepts of ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance – are not new concepts. It just so happens they have come more to the forefront of our collective conscious than ever before. That’s a good thing. In fact, it’s a REALLY good thing. At Verdesian Life Sciences, these concepts are something we embrace wholeheartedly.

 

Why is it important to Verdesian Life Sciences?

We are in the food supply business. Everything we do at Verdesian Life Sciences is designed around aiding growers worldwide with the tools and technologies they need to grow more food with fewer inputs. Every day, we focus on helping farmers do more with less so they can supply the world with the food and fuel it needs.

“A Foundation of People” is a key fundamental element here at Verdesian. That doesn’t just pertain to our own employees. Food is not a luxury, though it may seem that way to some of us. It is our duty as humans to make healthy foods available for families all across the globe. Food brings families together. It brings communities together. Fewer industries are at the backbone of communities than agriculture, and we are proud to support that industry.

As a key part of the community, agriculture should take seriously the tenets of ESG in a way that allows for healthy crops, healthy families and communities, and healthy opportunities for all. As our global Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Policy states, Verdesian “embraces our global responsibility to protect the environment, to ensure the health and safety of our employees, their families, our communities, and the public. We will conduct our business in a sustainable manner that incorporates Environmental, Social, and Governance principles and it is the  responsibility of each Verdesian employee to actively promote our commitment to Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability.”

 

The Verdesian journey

At Verdesian, we have spotlighted four key initiatives for 2022 that fall under the umbrella of ESG:

 

Hear it from us.

From the top down, ESG is not just a nebulous concept, but a vital part of who we are at Verdesian Life Sciences.

 

 

 

We can’t do this alone.

We have lofty goals when it comes top ESG, but we know we can’t do all this alone. Thankfully, we have partners who are walking side by side with us in this journey. But we welcome more.

                                                      

 

NutriSphere-N® becomes first product to gain Nitrogen volatilization claim in France

Verdesian partners with Bayer’s Better Life Farming initiative in India

 

EPA and USDA Announce Winners of the Next Gen Fertilizer Innovations Challenge

Leave It Better: Verdesian Statement on Diversity & Inclusion