Hendrix Genetics has issued its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Hendrix Genetics contributes to food security and supports the animal protein value chain with innovative and sustainable genetic solutions. The report launched on World Food Day gives more details on its activities. Each October 16, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations organizes World Food Day to draw attention to the worldwide issue of food security. This year’s World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. To mark the occasion of World Food Day, we are pleased to present our first CSR report.
Contributing to a sustainable future
Hendrix Genetics is committed to contributing to a sustainable future. Its CSR report presents an overview of the company’s efforts in making a difference. To create a more sustainable future, it focuses on eight material stakes:
By focusing on these material stakes, the company will do its part in addressing the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including Zero Hunger. With this CSR report, it show how it is contributing to the SDGs and how it continues to drive the company's actions.
This CSR report outlines the company's approach to sustainability. It aims to help feed a growing world population in a sustainable manner by delivering a positive and lasting impact on the animals it breeds, the people it works with, and the environment in which it operates. To support this ambition, it has defined its sustainability focus areas and accelerated efforts to more fully integrate sustainability as part of its business strategy and daily activities. It has started with CSR reporting, resulting in this very first report.
As actions speak louder than words, the report contains examples of how the company is contributing to “Better Breeding Today for a Brighter Life Tomorrow.” Projects range from the SAPPSA project in Africa to help smallholder farmers, to a partnership with Protix on insect breeding.
Hendrix Genetics helps the world meet a growing demand for food by supporting the animal protein value chain with innovative and sustainable genetic solutions. With respect and care for people, animals, and the environment, Hendrix Genetics is committed to delivering better breeding today, for a brighter life tomorrow.
"We are faced with an enormous challenge to feed an expected 9 billion people by 2050 without compromising environmental integrity or public health. Hendrix Genetics is focusing on 'breeding for the future' to be a major force in this 'Great Food Transformation.' We are committed to contribute to a sustainable future. This CSR report presents an overview of the efforts of our company to make a difference," said Antoon van den Berg, CEO.
"Our commitment to sustainability is one of the foundations of our company, and I am pleased that this dedication can now be quantified in this report. The SAPPSA (Sustainable Access to Poultry Parental Stock to Africa) project is an excellent example of making an impact on the common good. We are proud that this project has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation," said Thijs Hendrix, President.