Seed Hawk says it has become the first agricultural equipment company in the world to receive Carbon Trust carbon footprint certification.
Carbon Trust is an international company headquartered in the U.K. that provides independent certification of carbon footprints.
The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) conducted the life cycle carbon footprint of the three products, and submitted the information to Carbon Trust.
The certification was awarded for the Seed Hawk 45 and XL Series toolbars, with and without Sectional Control technology, and the 30 Series product line.
“As one of our core pillars, Seed Hawk is committed to environmental sustainability. This commitment not only relates to our company’s environmental footprint, but also our commitment to help farmers operate more sustainably,” Seed Hawk president and CEO Peter Clarke said in a release.
SRC said it will continue working with Seed Hawk on the project. The next step will be for SRC to further engage with growers in Seed Hawk’s continued certification and environmental improvement efforts by collecting new, customized data over the next few years. This data can then be used to renew Seed Hawk’s carbon footprint certification, as well as provide necessary information for potential improvements to its equipment in the future.