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Knowledge sharing with the united nations environmental program

With COP26 continuing to dominate the headlines, it is vital to remember that climate change and biodiversity are intrinsically interlinked, and both are vital to the future health of our planet. With that in mind, we were delighted that the regenagri team from Control Union UK were recently been invited to contribute to a meeting with the United Nations Environmental Program’s (UNEP) internal task force on Sustainable Food Systems and Resilient Agriculture.

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Denim company Candiani becomes the first mill to be certified to the regenagri Chain of Custody standard

The first regenagri supply chain certification is awarded

Leading sustainable denim mill Candiani has become the first company to be certified against the regenagri chain of custody standard.

Candiani is a global leader in innovation and sustainability, producing for some of the most prestigious names in the market. They are widely recognized as some of the first in the denim industry to utilize only the finest, responsibly sourced cotton, fibers, and dyes and clean technologies to save water, energy and replace harmful chemicals. 

A fantastic start for our new Sustainable Cashmere certification

Certifying sustainable cashmere

Control Union was recently approved as a certification body by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance to certify for its Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA) - Cashmere Standard. 

The SFA was established to tackle sustainability challenges in the production of cashmere, in particular the welfare of the goats, the environmental impact of farming them, and the social welfare of the herders who care for them. Developed in 2015, the standard is already well used in the textiles industry, with clients ranging from luxury brands to household names. 

Ocean biodiversity is a vital tool in the fight against climate change

The second goal of COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference currently underway in Glasgow, is ‘Adapting to protect communities and natural habitats’. Our oceans are intrinsic in our fight against climate change, as a healthy, biologically diverse ocean provides us with great environmental services such as sequestering carbon, providing sustainable and healthy food sources, and supporting coastal communities around the globe.
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Business around the world need to join the race to Net Zero – but how can they do it?

The first, and arguably most important, goal of the COP26 United Nations climate change conference focuses on securing global Net Zero in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. For companies directly engaging in the production or use of coal and other fossil fuels, carrying out deforestation, or financing those who do, this goal serves as a clear cease and desist order. But for those working in other areas - be it retail, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, technology, or the myriad other industries which are not directly related to these harmful activities, the route to Net Zero is more ambiguous.
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How to turn your farmland into a carbon sink, and profit from doing so…

Agricultural and Forestry land is currently a huge emitter of CO2 into the atmosphere, responsible for between 21 and 37% of all global carbon emissions, at between 11 and 19 Gigatons of CO2 per annum. However, this land has the potential to moving from being a net emitter to a carbon sink – turning the tide on climate change.

Robustness and accuracy at scale – the certification process for large agribusinesses

In the GROUND burger kit case study from Neil Harleys farm, we saw how the certification process works for a single herd of livestock. Neil uses mob grazing on diverse pastures across an area of land that was being taken out of intensive crop cultivation, regenerating the land the biodiversity around it. Our audit covered the entire farm area and looked at management plans, soil sampling data and in field indicators. We used the information gathered to score Neil’s farm against the regenagri standard criteria, accessible through the Digital Hub. This area of Neil’s operation covered 87.5 hectares, and some larger agribusiness might be wondering how regenagri can be used to scale across a larger business, potentially in a different climate to Neil’s farm.
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