Sustainable, responsible agri-entrepreneurship

Cibus Farmland Club will be a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and will become an Endorser of the Farmland Principles, which were created in September 2011 by a group of institutional investors with the goal of improving the sustainability, transparency and accountability of investments in farmland through best practice guidelines.

In this respect Cibus Farmland Club assumes that farmland activities which respect the environment, respect responsible labour conditions and maintain positive relations with persons concerned will in the long term prove to form better investments for local communities as well as for the host country and the investor. Cibus Farmland Club distanced itself from the phenomenon of land grabbing. Cibus Farmland Club wants to contribute to the food production and modernisation of agricultural companies in low developed areas due to which local economy/employment is stimulated.

The Farmland Principles were developed and are endorsed by major institutional investors such as AP2 (Sweden), ABP (Netherlands), APG (Netherlands), ATP (Denmark), BT Pension Scheme (UK), Hermes EOS (UK), PGGM (Netherlands) and TIAA-CREF (USA)

 

As an Endorser, Cibus Farmland Club is committed to adhere to and implement the following Farmland Principles in investment policies and practices:

  • Principle 1.  Managing and stimulating environmental sustainability and meeting
                         EU  environmental legislation
  • Principle 2.  Respecting labour and human rights, health, safety and security
  • Principle 3.  Efficient use of commodities
  • Principle 4.  Maintaining biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources
  • Principle 5.  Respecting existing land and resource rights
  • Principle 6.  Upholding high business and ethical standards
  • Principle 7. Reporting on activities, claims and progress towards implementing the
                        Principles and promoting the Principles