Ahead of Earth Day AppHarvest, AppHarvest released its 2020 Sustainability Report, “Feed the Future”, highlighting the company’s progress on sustainability and social impact goals as it works to establish a reliable, climate-resilient, domestic food supply.
AppHarvest is on a mission to redefine agriculture and with its first sustainability report since becoming a publicly-traded public benefit corporation -- one of only a handful of both traded on an exchange and B Corp certified -- AppHarvest explains how the company has been addressing some of the most pressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in agriculture such as water and land shortages, soil depletion, pesticide use and the massive issue of food security.
The report also highlights the company’s aggressive impact goals as it works to create positive environmental change in agriculture, empower employees and improve the communities in which it operates.
Highlights include the use of 100% recycled rainwater in indoor farm operations, 100% of product free of chemical pesticide residue 100% non-GMO produce, 100% of employees paid a living wage, verified by Business for Social Responsibility, and 100% covered cost for health insurance premiums.
For reference, the full report can be found here.