AUGA group introduced Sustainability Report of 2019 and GHG emission reduction targets

AUGA group has published Sustainability Report, which discloses non-financial information on environmental, social and governance activities.

„With the publication of Sustainability Report, we have once again re-evaluated our status and progress in the most important business areas, while adding targets for the coming several years. We fully understand our responsibility not only for financial performance indicators, but also for the other areas impacted by the company’s operations“, says Kęstutis Juščius, CEO of the AUGA group.

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across all of the Group’s activities remains top priority.

The Company has set itself the target of reducing the total GHG (green house gas) emissions from its operations by 27%, assuming there will be no increase in the area of agricultural land operated by the Company. The Company plans to achieve this target through operational excellence and by developing original technologies in the three primary areas that currently contribute most to GHG emissions.

From 2020, the Company will begin including climate action matters within the agenda of Board meetings so that it can improve how progress in this field is assessed.

A lot of work has been done in the social and governance areas.

In 2019 the company has conducted the first ever survey of all the group’s employees, also a special community survey, the second such survey the company has carried out.

Also, in 2019, the Company’s management model was changed fundamentally. AUGA group is the first private company in Lithuania with Board members who have no relation to the majority shareholder.

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