DULUTH, GEORGIA, US — AGCO released its 2021 Sustainability Report on March 30, showing its progress toward goals and commitments set in 2020.
“In 2020, we established AGCO’s sustainability strategy and have made meaningful progress in 2021 against our goals,” said Eric Hansotia, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AGCO. “These early results have confirmed that our commitment to precision agriculture innovation places us on the right path to addressing sustainability.”
The report shares insights in the company’s sustainability transformation across four strategic priorities of advancing soil health and soil carbon sequestration through smart solutions; decarbonizing operations and products; elevating employee health and safety; and prioritizing animal welfare in food production. It represents a significant step forward in measuring and demonstrating progress against goals and commitments set in 2020, including:
- Completing a global climate risk assessment and disclosing against the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework in inaugural TCFD report.
- 13% reduction in GHG emission intensity (scope 1 and 2).
- 52% renewable electricity use, up from 40% and 32% renewable energy use, up from 27%.
“Our 2021 Sustainability Report shows AGCO is committed to accelerating progress in sustainability into our design, manufacturing, and distribution of smart agricultural solutions across the entire value chain,” said Roger Batkin, senior vice president, general counsel, chief ESG officer, and corporate secretary. “Moreover, we are committed to helping farmers adopt tools and practices that are as good for the planet as they are for their businesses.”