Production and sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of who we are and what we do. We are committed to using new knowledge, research and technologies to avoid the depletion of natural resources and ensure sustainable vegetable production well in to the future.
The world’s population is increasing at a rapid rate and available arable land and water are becoming increasingly scarce. We make important contributions to improving the sustainability of vegetable production, such as developing local varieties with specific resistances to diseases or natural traits that help food stay fresher for longer, improving yields and reliability, and developing varieties that meet external demands for convenience foods, and organic and hydroponic production.
We have linked our sustainability objectives to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. Our activities and innovations support four of those goals: to end hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition; to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth; to ensure sustainable consumption; and production patterns and to strengthen partnerships. Follow the conversation online at #GlobalGoals.
"New developments give us that extra edge in the market"
Hussey & Co. share our passion for top quality produce and continuous innovation and have been a valued customer of Rijk Zwaan Australia for more than 15 years. With production and processing locations in Newry and Pearcedale, Victoria, and Gatton, Queensland, Hussey & Co. grow and supply premium baby leaf salad mixes all year round. Read their story
Innovating for Sustainability
Blueleaf® and BonDefense
The Blueleaf® and BonDefense traits helps ensure growers achieve higher yields all year round resulting in improved reliability in supply.
Delayed browning on cut surfaces of lettuce significantly reduces waste.
Salanova® lettuce offers tremendous advantages for everyone in the vegetable chain, including processors, retailers and consumers.
Vegetables are being produced in cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable ways.
Snacking vegetables that are tasty, convenient and healthy are helping to drive increased global consumption of vegetables.
Love My Salad
Creating long-term positive changes in consumer behaviour towards vegetables.