Hort Innovation has released the Australian-grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework — a guide to help the horticulture sector share its sustainable, ethical, and safe farming practice stories with stakeholders.

The initiative aims to help the industry share their sustainability credentials and stories, as consumers and investors increasingly ask for evidence of ethical and sustainable practices from their food producers.

This is a national project developed over more than 12 months and presents an opportunity for growers to take an active role in leading the sustainability narrative across horticulture.

The framework details 17 focus areas that align with existing business measures, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Each area contains its own sustainability goals and indicators to measure the progress of these goals. The framework provides data sources to help growers gather the facts and information consistent with best-practice international standards.

For more information and to access the framework, click here.