We made tremendous progress against our sustainability initiatives in 2020 and have demonstrated our on-going commitment to sustainable agriculture in 2021 by certifying 100% of our U.S. agriculture platform to the Leading Harvest Standard. ”Oliver Williams, Global Head of Agricultural Investments, CIO
Stewards of Assets That Transcend Generations
HNRG and its agriculture division, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG), manage its agriculture investments in a manner that integrates the development, management, and operation of agricultural lands for useful products with a commitment to conserve soil, air, and water quality; biological diversity; wildlife habitats; and participation in vibrant, healthy communities.
HAIG uses practical metrics to track, improve, and report sustainability performance of its agriculture investments. HAIG’s practices with regard to ESG are embodied within the principles, policies, and best practices/procedures associated with the HAIG Stewardship Program.
HAIG’s stewardship principles provide higher level philosophical guidance on matters relating to ESG across our agricultural investments. Stewardship policies align with the principles and are intended to add value to client investments and HAIG’s business by decreasing operational risk and creating efficiencies. At local and regional levels, stewardship best practices and procedures provide specific guidelines that facilitate implementation of HAIG’s Stewardship Program.
At HAIG, we manage our clients’ farmland investments on a long-term sustainable basis while actively engaging with the agriculture sector to promote and encourage sustainability outcomes. As part of these efforts, 100% of our U.S. agriculture platform has been certified to the Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard.1