Vineyard in Italy

ESG EKO AGRO Italia

Smart farm-to-fork ecosystems that embody environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles and the United Nations’ Millennium Sustainable Development Goals

We develop and manage (mostly) agricultural projects, with…

solutions that are fully compliant

value in the agri food chain and involved communities

rigorous transparency throughout

About us

At ESG EKO AGRO Italia, our goal is to lead a paradigmatic shift in organic agricultural practice and the food supply chain, by developing farm-to-fork ecosystems that operate at the intersection of sustainable agriculture, smart farming technologies, equitable livelihood opportunities, food transparency, and private enterprise.

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The ESG principles that we live by

Environmental

Engineering agricultural solutions that are fully compliant with environmental legislation, renewably powered, energy self-sufficient, carbon neutral and resource conserving

Social

Implementing protocols that include, respect and empower communities that are vulnerable to inequalities and intransparencies within the food industry, from the farmer to the end consumer

Governance

Maintaining a commitment to Swiss and international standards of corporate governance, to financial transparency and to continually striving to behave as responsible corporate citizens, while adhering to strict regulatory requirements and working closely with European and/or local public authorities

How we achieve our aims

We acquire brownfield and greenfield land, repurposing abandoned or underutilised sites to create agricultural facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology and integrating them into dedicated production units (consortia).

Our agricultural production systems rely on renewable energy sources (wind, geothermal, solar) and their carbon dioxide emissions are offset through the establishment and growth of a tree nursery. Agricultural water consumption is reduced and the pollution of groundwater is circumvented through the exploitation of greenhouses and the avoidance of pesticides.

We offer farm employees and their families accommodation, profit participation rights and agricultural technology training, thereby contributing to the improvement of their livelihood security and rendering agriculture a more attractive prospect for younger generations.

Beyond the production and sale of its organic produce, the Group leverages its specialist partners and their distribution networks to prepare and deliver fresh ready-made meals to consumers, while also providing consumers with a digital window to the conditions under which their food has been produced and prepared.

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Recent news and events

8 April 2020: ESG EKO AGRO has been informed that the Group will shortly issue a EUR 250 million 6% bond in collaboration with Aldburg SA, Luxembourg.

7 April 2020: ESG EKO AGRO’s parent company, ESGTI AG, increased its capital by issuing 13,752,438 new shares at an issue price of CHF 4.00 per share.

25 November 2019: ESG EKO AGRO’s parent company, ESGTI AG, announced that the Group has signed a binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of three wind-power projects in Poland (total capacity: 72 MW). Further details will be announced with the completion of the acquisition.

With the takeover of these projects, the Group will secure the supply of renewable energy for its agricultural facilities in Italy. The Board expects the takeover to be completed in February 2020.

Working for people and the planet

Environmentally pristine, sustainable and profitable — all together