Sustainability & ESG
Hemp is a carbon-negative crop
This means that hemp removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it takes to grow and harvest.
Alberta-grown hemp sequesters approx. 4 tonnes of C02 (per acres) in the soil and 4 - 7 tonnes of C02 (per acre) in the stalk.
CRHC produces biomaterials with a minimal environmental footprint by utilizing two sources of sustainable feedstock:
1. Young Fiber Feedstock
This fiber is produced without irrigation, in broad-acre dryland farming on the Canadian Prairies. This crop is used to elongate crop rotation, mitigating pest/disease pressure, all the while increasing soil carbon.
2. Farm Waste Feedstock
The Canadian Prairies produce some of the largest volumes of hemp seed in the world, together with a secondary fiber "hemp straw" that is typically left in the fields after combining and burned later in the season.
How is Hemp Sustainable?
Mold & Insect Resistant
Hemp is naturally resistant to fungus and insects and does not require pesticides during its cultivation like cotton, which is a very delicate plant that needs insecticides and pesticides for it to effectively grow.
The cultivation of hemp is a cost-effective and healthier venture for any crop or grain farmer.
Limited Herbicides & Pesticides
Hemp naturally restrains or suppresses weed growth. This is because it quickly grows to a height of 5 meters, with dense foliage that blocks the growth of weeds. Herbicides are not required during planting, further alleviating the ecological problems associated with chemical planting of fibers.
Unlike cotton, which requires a significant amount o water during the grow cycle, hemp grows and matures quickly, with little to no irrigation. Hemp has deep tap roots that enable it to reach and make use of deep subsoil water.
Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
ESG is an important aspect of Canadian Rockies Hemp Corp.
CRHC has developed and adheres to a set of socially conscious criteria standards. Our ESG helps manage/govern relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where we operate.