HDC is dedicated to not only preserving but enhancing the world in which we live and conduct business. Our commitment to research and development includes reducing the impact of our business on the environment as well as educating our growers and members on the benefits of sustainability while maintaining a profitable outcome for stakeholders.

The key factors for sustainability are the reduction of greenhouse gases, power consumption, increased productivity, waste reduction, soil conservation, water conservation, biodiversity and social responsibility.

Some key strategies for achieving a sustainable future are:

  • Food producers can use practices such as annual crop rotations, cover crops, soil sampling and fertility management, minimal tillage and integrated pest management.
  • Ongoing research and development of varieties and methods that provide improved economic yields.
  • Crops are produced with inputs of the right product, at the right rate, and at the right time.

HDC Sustainability Policy May 2017 (pdf)


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