Leading Harvest

Working with Leading Harvest is enabling GO.FARM to measure, report and act on initiatives that contribute to critical areas such as soil health and conservation, protection of water resources, community engagement, employee wellbeing & safety and continuous improvement.

We’re Proudly Certified by Leading Harvest.

GO.FARM is proudly certified by the Leading Harvest, a global leader in agricultural sustainability assurance. Through their Australian Farmland Management Standard, GO.FARM has successfully achieved certification by demonstrating a high level of conformance to the 13 Principles of Farmland Sustainability.

After participating as a founding member of the Australian Pilot Trial in 2022, GO.FARM agreed to join the program due to its success in adapting to the Australian agricultural landscape and holistic industry approach.

This independent certification allows GO.FARM to demonstrate to all stakeholders that we are operating responsibly, committed to driving positive change and fulfilling our purpose of transforming Australian agriculture.

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13 Principles of Farmland Sustainability

1. Sustainable Agriculture

To practice sustainable agriculture to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

2. Soil Health and Conservation

To maintain or enhance long-term soil health and soil productivity and to protect soil from degradation.

3. Protection of Water Resources

To conserve and protect groundwater and surface water resources by managing impacts from water use and runoff.

4. Protection of Crops

To ensure long-term crop productivity by appropriate use of crop protectants while protecting the environment.

5. Energy Use, Air Quality and Climate Change

To increase use of energy-efficient agricultural practices and equipment and to minimise atmospheric emissions.

6. Waste and Material Management

To promote the efficient production of agricultural products and to minimise waste by seeking other uses of waste.

7. Conservation of Biodiversity

To manage farmland in a manner that maintains agricultural production while conserving biological diversity — including animal and plant species, Wildlife habitats and ecological community types.

8. Protection of Special sites

To manage farmland that is geologically or culturally important in a manner that considers its unique qualities.

9. Local Communities

To contribute to the economy and well-being of rural communities and by respecting land and resource rights of local communities and indigenous peoples.

10. Employees and Farm Labour

To provide a safe and respectful working environment, fair compensation and training for employees, contract management company employees and farm Labour.

11. Legal and Regulatory Compliance

To comply with applicable federal, state and local agricultural and related laws, statutes and regulations.

12. Management Review and Continual Improvement

To continually improve the practice of agricultural management and to monitor, measure and report performance in achieving the commitment to sustainable agriculture.

13. Leased Operations

To promote the application of agricultural best management practices on leased farmland.