Sustainability has been a part of Netafim’s essence since our establishment. Founded in 1965 by farmers in Israel’s northern Negev desert, we introduced drip irrigation technology to help farmers overcome severe water shortages in the region.
Our connection to sustainability was again evident when we unveiled Netafim’s 2020 Sustainability Strategy in our Sustainability Report in 2013. We demonstrated that drip is at the nexus of three global sustainability challenges – food security, water conservation and arable land optimization. Recognizing drip’s unique ability to increase crop yields with fewer resources, we defined our goal to make drip the most accessible and preferred solution for irrigated crops worldwide.
As the global leader in smart irrigation, we are committed to driving mass adoption of smart irrigation solutions to fight scarcity of food, water and land. Offering the most advanced solutions for all crop types and for farmers of all sizes – from large-scale agri producers to smallholders – we are helping the world grow more with less.
In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. A review of the 17 SDGs shows that over half of these goals are connected to our work in advancing sustainable agricultural practices worldwide.
In this report, we show several examples of our Sustainability Strategy in action, and demonstrate how these actions are aligned with the UN’s SDGs. While the challenges remain great, we are confident that our efforts, together with our many partners across the globe, will help make the world a better, more sustainable place.
President & Chief Executive Officer
UN Global Compact LEAD Communication on Progress 2014
As part of Netafim's commitment to transparency and good governance, and renewing our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact, the LEAD initiative and the CEO Water Mandate, we are happy to publish our UN Global Compact LEAD Communication on Progress covering our performance in 2014. Download Report