The canola industry is focused on the future. We know that we must not only increase yield, we must also be a partner in achieving society’s environmental goals. That’s why we have set bold environmental sustainability goals to accompany our 2025 production goals:

Canola's Sustainable Future infographic

Canola’s Sustainable Future

Canola's Sustainable Future Use less energy: 18% reduction Increase land efficiency: 40% decrease Sequester more carbon: Sequestering additional 5 million tonnes Improve soil & water health: Utilize 4R nutrient stewardship practices on 50% of canola acres Protect Biodiversity: Safeguard over 2,000 beneficial insects Innovation is Key to Conservation Sequestering Carbon and Building Healthy Soils Western Canadian farmland seeded with no-till practices: 7% in 1991, 65% in 2016 With low- & no-till practices, Canadian farmers sequester 11 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses annually. Responsible use of Crop Inputs 42% less carbon: Canadian canola's carbon footprint versus our canola growing competitors. Canola’s Smaller, Softer Footprint Energy use reduced by 43% Land use efficiency improved by 31% Greenhouse Gas Emissions were reduced by 71% Supporting Biodiversity: New technologies, such as seed treatments, allow farmers to target pests that damage canola seedlings, while allowing other beneficial insects to flourish. Canola and Bees: A Sweet Relationship. Canola is an ideal food source for honeybees, while honeybees can have a positive impact on canola production. Canola is the only Canadian crop to have growers certified sustainable by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) body. The 'Cool' Crop: The canola flower is more than just a pretty sight – it’s reflective!