Sustainability

The current economic model in which business’ operate, the norm is to seek economic opportunity first and foremost.  However, at Rooted in Hull, we believe strongly that our role as an organisation is to be successful in delivering on all three measures of sustainability: Economic, Social and Environmental.

Economic Performance

With respect to our Economic aims, we prefer the term ‘For Purpose’ to ‘Not For Profit’ as we plan to generate an income and, in time, modest profits to ensure that we can be maintain a level of independence, free from the boom and bust of grant funding for projects and become a truely sustainable enterprise.  The income generated will be invested in development the farm and the communities that contribute to its successes.  This is recognised in our structure as a non profit distributing company.  Our economic performance will be measured in the normal way through our accounting practices

Social Performance

To ensure that remain true to our Social aims, we have appointed five independent members to a Social Audit Board.  The boards main role will be:

‘To oversee and guide a social audit process, ensuring that proper processes have been undertaken, to set and monitor social targets and to deliver an end of year social audit report’

The Social Report will sit along side our annual accounts and will be used to highlight how we have delivered against our state Vision and Objectives

For information about the members of the Social Audit Board, click here

Environmental Performance

Over the coming months, we will be working on a strategy that sets out how we will monitor and evaluate our environmental performance