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Small Footprint, Big Impact: Innovative Technologies For A More Sustainable Future

AmplifiedAg is committed to creating farms that consume less resources, produce less waste, and grow more food for the world.

Aligned with the United Nations

As a guiding light, we utilize the Sustainable Development Goals for Business as defined by the United Nations, with pillars in Environment, Social and Governance.

ENVIRONMENT

SOCIETY

GOVERNANCE

Water

A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Population growth and climate change are depleting freshwater supplies around the globeIn as little as 50 years, many regions in the US will see their water supplies reduced by more than a third. Conventional agriculture accounts for about 75% of annual water consumption and often leaches chemicals from pesticides and fertilizers into the existing groundwater supply.

OUR APPROACH

Using a closed-loop irrigation system, our hydroponic farms use up to 95% less water than conventional agriculture and prevent groundwater contamination. Our team is working on innovative water conservation strategies in order to consume less and protect the world’s most valuable resource.

Food Waste

A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Nearly one-third of food grown in the United States is lost or wasted. When food sits in landfills it emits methane, a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, directly impacting climate change.

OUR APPROACH

Through the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, we pledge to reduce food loss and waste in our operations by 50% in the next 5 years with the ultimate goal to eliminate it entirely. Through harvest optimization, donations, and composting, we strive to responsibly dispose of all food waste and avoid landfills, reducing our waste-related emissions.

Food Safety

A GLOBAL PROBLEM

OUR APPROACH

We are dedicated to growing the safest, highest quality food. Our farms are designed to achieve the highest global food safety standards. Lettuce grown in our enclosed, hydroponic farms is protected from harmful contaminants and pests. AmplifiedAg’s Vertical Roots farms hold USDA Harmonized GAP+ and FDA PrimusGFS certifications.

Emissions & Energy

A GLOBAL PROBLEM

10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from agriculture. And 13% come from businesses and residences. Agricultural emissions come from land use changes, farm machinery, and livestock.

OUR APPROACH

We are able to grow more lettuce in about a tenth of the space to preserve land and avoid emissions typically related to agriculture.

We are constantly improving the efficiency of our farms and exploring alternative energy sources to use less energy and preserve resources. All of our sustainability practices have the ultimate goal of reducing emissions and educating our employees and communities about ways to reduce their own carbon footprints.

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