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Innovating for sustainability, Rijk Zwaan

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