Corporate Social Responsibility is in our genes
Sustainability is a natural part of Rijk Zwaan. Our vegetable seeds and our specific knowledge and techniques enable us to contribute to a healthy future. Through breeding on more robust varieties with better resistance, higher yield and improved shelf life we contribute to a more sustainable and efficient production and processing of vegetables. We aim to stimulate vegetable consumption by introducing appealing vegetables and new versatile concepts, like snack vegetables.
As an employer, our primary objective is to offer every employee an enjoyable and long-term job with attractive pay and conditions. As a logical extension of that, we pay close attention to the environments affecting our employees. In our everyday work, we contribute to a better world through the way we treat people and through the things we do.
'It's in our genes'
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Examples of what we do
We are keen to use our expertise as well as our high-quality seeds to contribute to furthering vegetable production in developing countries. That’s why we are involved in projects in countries such as Tanzania and Cuba which revolve around sharing knowledge with local farmers. We also support various other projects through our Committee for Development Cooperation.
We sponsor various projects and events in the local community with a particular focus on the topics of healthy eating and sport.
Our contribution to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015 the United Nations formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at eliminating poverty and inequality worldwide and putting a stop to climate change by 2030. Everyone can contribute to accomplishing these goals, including Rijk Zwaan. Read how and why we’re doing so here.