“What our world needs now, more than ever, is environmentally sustainable products. CRHC and Alberta farmers can provide this with industrial hemp.”
Sustainability & ESG
CRHC envisions a world where homes, fuel, clothes, food, medicine, vehicles, and plastics can all be made from Western Canadian grown hemp!
Hemp is a carbon negative crop, which means it absorbs more carbon during the growth phase than is emitted by the equipment used to grow, harvest, transport and process the hemp.
Hemp is a fast-growing (can reach over 10’ high within 60 days), and densely planted (seeded at 15 plants per square foot) crop.
Hemp planting allows for a high volume of sequestered carbon per acre (across 1,000s of acres).
“Alberta Grown Hemp Sequesters ~>4 tonnes of CO2 per acre in the soil,
AND 4 – 8 tonnes of C02 per acre in the stalk”
CRHC produces biomaterials with minimal environmental footprint by utilizing 2 sources of sustainable feedstock:
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.
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.
“Mold and 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 that requires a significant amount of water during its growth cycle, hemp can quickly grow and mature with little to no irrigation. Hemp has deep tap roots that enable it to reach and make use of deep subsoil water.
"ESG": (Environmental Social Governance) is an important aspect for Canadian Rockies Hemp. CRHC has developed a set of socially conscious criteria standards our operations adhere to. This helps manage/govern relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where we operate.