Environment & Social Subgroup

Setting environmental and social standards

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Subgroup

The Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Subgroup comprises members from across the Cannabis and Hemp CBD sector in the UK. 

As a new industry, the Cannabis and Hemp sector has the opportunity to define new standards for business, patient engagement and environmental impact.

In 2022, the Group’s priority is to adopt the United Nations Global Compact or Business in the Community principles and adjust for the cannabis industry. 

Areas of focus 

The Group urges members to consider the environmental impact of their actions, including water and electricity Usage, hemp vs plastic packaging, the importance of local Suppliers and a general reduction in overall consumption wherever possible.

The Group highlights the need to employ Diverse Staff, train and Promote from Within, push for High Industry Standards, support small suppliers, and consider stakeholders and shareholders.

Meet the Standards SubGroup Members

The Group is Chaired by Toby Shillito, Hellenic Dynamics.

  • 113 Botanicals Limited
  • 4C Labs
  • AccessKaneh Ltd
  • AG Health/Ascension Gardens/Nutree Pharmacy
  • AltoVerde
  • Always Pure Organics
  • Avida Global
  • Beyond Green
  • British Hemp Alliance
  • Bud & Tender
  • Bud and Tender 
  • Cancard
  • Cannabis Patient Advocacy & Support Services
  • Chilam Enterprise Ltd
  • European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)
  • Hellenic Dynamics
  • HempHound
  • Hilltop Leaf
  • JMCC
  • Mackrell.Solicitors
  • Medcan
  • PLEA – Patient Led Engagement for Access
  • The House of Green Limited

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