SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IEFP India and its holding company in the Netherlands have a group’s CSR policy following the contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially the following goals: SDG 2: SDG 8:
SDG 17: . The key focus areas for CSI are food security and skill development on various levels. Our social impact budget is directed at sustainable initiatives in the group’s host communities in an effort to continue to add value by improving the socio-economic conditions in these communities. In our direct environment, we continue to focus on improving education through various infrastructure enhancement initiatives at schools, provision of transportation for learners, and life skills training for youth. We remain committed to spending at least 2% of our net profit after tax on CSI initiatives in our host communities.
The United Nations has committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It was the first time the focus also included the importance of looking beyond hunger towards the goals of ensuring access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food for all people all year round, and of eradicating all forms of malnutrition (SDG 2 Targets 2.1 and 2.2). In practice food insecurity & loss of quality leads to an enormous economic & healthcare burden associated with medical expenses and the loss of production from workers being unable to work. Both farmers and (farming) food consumers might have to take care of their sick families, due to the effects of food poisoning or less nutritious food, which can include illness and even premature death. This can also occur any time that food safety practices are not followed. With our modest contribution we aim at facilitating our local neighbouring community to prevent food loss & malnutrition effects! This can be achieved by enabling the distribution of good quality input material and enabling quality preservation of fruits and vegetables needed to improve their health system. For this we are partnering with prominent European developers of input material for the farmer’s communities. We will also frequently organize special sessions for the local community to spread the required knowledge, methods & techniques which are suitable for the local ecosystem.
Reduce Food Waste ColdPlace extend the shelf life of perishable food from 2 days to 21, reducing post harvest loss by 80%.