Sustainability Sustainability

Sustainability

Building a sustainable, innovative and transparent business environment based on respect, ethics and a culture of inclusion forms the basis of our vision.

Aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Broader business environment has seen a significant change over the past decade, impacting the manner in which ETG conducts business. We have identified 9 UN Sustainable Development Goals to develop our strategic sustainability priorities.

Priority No.

Zero Hunger
1

ETG Priority

Food Security

Zero Hunger
No Poverty
2

ETG Priority

Creating a market for Farmers produce

No Poverty
Climate Action
3

ETG Priority

Adaptable processes to capture opportunities and mitigate risks

Climate Action Affordable and Clean Energy
Life On Land
4

ETG Priority

Value creation of products through processing and adopting responsible production processes

Life On Land
Decent Work And Economic Growth
5

ETG Priority

Penetrate new markets & increasing ETG's footprint

Decent Work And Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure
6

ETG Priority

Infrastructure & Innovation

Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure
Decent Work And Economic Growth
7

ETG Priority

To capture opportunities in new areas of development, for example AI and Energy

Decent Work And Economic Growth Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure
Engage stakeholders
8

ETG Priority

Proactively engage with all our stakeholders

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Gender Equality
9

ETG Priority

Equality – religious, gender, based on the principles of protecting human rights. Fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace, building on our family oriented principle

Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities

ETG Sustainability Partners

For the coordination of our cocoa projects and cross-pollination of our sustainability work to other commodities, ETG has partnered with Beyond Beans Foundation. The Foundation is fully dedicated to developing, organizing and implementing projects across commodity supply chains in collaboration with other companies, NGO’s and Government Agencies. The aim will be to boost innovation and deliver maximum benefits for the farming communities and landscapes that form the backbone of ETG’s rapidly expanding supply chains.

ETG is a signatory of the Cocoa and Forest initiative (CFI), and with our dedicated sustainability foundation Beyond Beans, we are committed to protecting and restoring forests, engaging communities, and supporting sustainable production and farmer livelihoods. Below you can find our CFI progress report, the purpose of which is to share the work we have accomplished alongside our farmers in the 2019-20 crop season (October - September).

As a cocoa trader, we implement CFI activities with our farmers on behalf of chocolate makers. To avoid double counting of CFI results, chocolate makers report the CFI results obtained with the farmers that supplied their cocoa. Many chocolate makers that Beyond Beans works with have also joined CFI and our joint efforts are thus mostly reported by them.

You can read our full CFI Progress Report for 2019 – 2020 here.

Since 2013, the Empowering Farmers Foundation (EFF) has actively engaged with over 100,000 smallholder farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa working in cereals, oil seeds, legumes, pulses, nuts and other value chains. The Foundation aims to stimulate growth in the agricultural sector and foster the development of rural economies by supporting smallholder farmers to move from subsistence farming to farming for business. Through its unique extension model, it works closely with farming communities to provide technical agronomic and agri-business training, while facilitating access to inputs, financial services and markets. In partnership with ETG’s Sustainability Desk and its various business verticals, as well as with external partners, EFF leverages ETG’s sourcing model to improve agricultural productivity and profitability, driving the socio-economic growth of local market economies through skills development and knowledge transfer. Local government authorities and semi-autonomous agencies, and rural extension staff are critical for the implementation of project activities.

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