AAGIM's ESG Principles
AAGIM actively manages environmental, social and governance factors to lower risk and optimise return. At the core of this is sustainability; our needs have to be met today without sacrificing the needs of the future.
ENVIRONMENT - AAGIM's Carbon Neutral Commitment
AAGIM is committed to our entire portfolio being carbon neutral by 2025.
We Have commenced this project in October 2019 with a carbon audit of all assets under our management to understand their net carbon emission-sequestration balances. The project will continue through a comprehensive annual soil testing program linked with positive changes in farm and asset management.
The Carbon Neutral Commitment is NOT about seeking payment for carbon captured. Its sole purpose is to help our farms be more resilient, more productive and adapt to changing climate.
We think this is good for our staff, our assets and our clients.
People: The health of a business is only as strong as the health of the people in it. We aim to actively contribute to building healthier people via fair salaries and wages, safe working conditions and investments in their education.
Communities: Rural communities are a beloved part of Australian identity. We aim to preserve and grow this by engaging local staff and businesses, being involved with local clubs and competitions, and making positive contributions to community building activities..
A culture of analysis, hard work and responsibility are promulgated from the Board. AAGIM’s corporate structure is designed to require justification of investment decision at three levels; senior management, the investment review committee and the Board.
Reporting: The foundation for effective reporting between operation staff, managers and the Board is through sound workplace culture and relationships. Effective communication is facilitated by transparent and reliable reporting systems. Accountability and outcomes drive our decision making.