At the center of our Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance commitment is the principle of Sustainable Agriculture. While this concept has been used by many to mean many things, we have given it a very clear meaning. In our parlance, Sustainable Agriculture is broad enough to encompass a comprehensive ESG and Sustainability program, but clear enough to give us direction in our outlook and purpose in our activities.
With this 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report, we reemphasize our commitment to Sustainable Agriculture and the three pillars of climate equity, environmental equity, and food equity. We also report on our progress with our sustainability initiatives and provide an update of safety and environmental metrics at our manufacturing plants and laboratory facilities. To improve transparency, in future reports we will detail plans to expand reporting to include Scope 3 GHG emissions, warehouses, office spaces, and international businesses, as well as social and governance metrics.
We at American Vanguard Corporation are committed to global leadership in sustainability and recognize the importance of our role and effect on the planet – from our local communities to the global environment. We are committed to safely and responsibly operating our manufacturing facilities, developing our products, and managing our footprint. Throughout our organization, we strive to improve the lives and well-being of our employees and those in our communities, as well as our customers.