Re-Nuble's Alignment with the UN SDGs


In 2020, the United Nations held their annual check-in on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the COVID era, the conclusion was that it cannot be business-as-usual in order to reach the 2030 agenda. A fresh approach to achieving the 196 targets set out is needed.

We decided to revisit our commitment to the UN SDGs to see if we were fully maximizing our efforts to align ourselves with the targets.

This is where we stand:

Goal

Related Targets

 Re-Nuble's Alignment

zero-hunger

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment

Our innovative approach enables soilless farms to affordably and rapidly yield fully organic produce. For the first time, these farms are now able to achieve similar crop growth by using our organic hydroponic nutrients as compared to synthetic mineral salts, but at a fraction of the nitrate concentration which is usually needed.

2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

Good-Health

3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

Our technology effortlessly eliminates the contamination of water systems which soilless farms typically experience through the usage of synthetic mineral salts.

Quality-Education

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Fixing the problems of the world requires an inclusive approach where everyone has a voice. A key value that drives us is strong community involvement. We always seek to engage communities at the local level because we understand that the local community plays a vital role in developing and growing our technologies.

clean-water

6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally

Our technology has been developed to reduce a farm’s need for nutrient flushing, allowing for more rigorous root growth and less nutrient applications over time. On average, a farm will flush their water reservoir every 2-4 weeks. We reduce the frequency of flushing significantly.

affordable-energy

7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in
energy efficiency

We’re not just carbon neutral, we’re carbon negative. 1 gallon of Away We Grow© Transition removes 18.75 lb of CO2e that would otherwise have been released from food waste sent to landfills. We have a deep commitment to minimal (“or zero”) carbon footprint, sustainable agriculture, and green operations. We actively help farms change their climate profile.

infrastructure

9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

We consistently seek methods to innovate in order to improve resource efficiency. In addition to providing farms with an on-site food waste management system which allows them to use a fully integrated, closed loop, and self-sustaining nutrient system, capable of reducing input and disposal costs, we also identify internal operational improvements. Through our circular supply chain, we are able to reduce a farm's CO2e contribution for each IBC tote used for its nutrients from ~ 300 lbs of CO2e to ~90 lbs of CO2e.

9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

reduced-inequalities

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Social equality remains a critical component of the Re-Nuble mission. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard

sustainable-cities

11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

By sourcing locally available organic inputs, not only do we dramatically reduce the nutrient supply chain’s carbon emissions which affect cities and their air quality, but we also further support the increased movement towards sustainable and regenerative farming. This accelerates the circular economy goal of producing food regeneratively to rebuild the health of the natural world, particularly within urban areas.

12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

Re-Nuble remains committed towards moving the industry in the direction of nutrient-sourcing from the untapped US and global market of vegetative waste instead of synthetic mineral salts – these are traditionally obtained through mining activities, requiring high input of fossil fuels. The carbon emissions from the usage of synthetic mineral fertilizer is 0.6GT of CO2e, producing a significant environmental and health impact. We are changing this.

12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

15.3 By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

By identifying an alternative resource for nutrients, we seek to support the protection of land where mining of synthetic mineral salts usually occurs. Additionally, by taking food waste streams, we reduce the degradation of waste in landfills which has ecological effects that may lead to landscape changes, loss of habitats and displacement of fauna. Farming generates 16.7M tons of food waste, of which 610,000 tons gets dumped into landfills.