Sustainability

Environment

Requires 1% of Water Used in Conventional Farming

Water Usage

Saved worth

17,568households'

water usage

Comparison with water usage at conventional farming. Amount of water saved is based on the average amount of water used (approx. 23,100L) by a family of four

Absorption of CO₂ During Cultivation

CO₂

Absorbed worth

6,261cars'

output of CO₂

Calculation based on yearly CO₂ output of an average car (approximately 2,300kg)

Food Loss

Less than 10% of Production Losses

Yield Rates

Saved worth

27,000,000

servings of lettuce

Based on comparison with average yield rates of 60% at conventional farming

Agriculture

Average Workday

Average Workday

7.5h

Spread employees work on a shift basis

Harvest Volume

Production

approx.100times

Compared to average harvest volume at conventional farming, on unit per area basis

Average Employee Age

Average Employee Age

35years old

Average age of full-time Spread’s employees as of May 2022. The average age of agricultural workers in Japan is 67.9 years (2021, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Addressing Global Challenges

  • Water Recycling

    Water Recycling

    Collection and Reuse of Transpiration Using Air Conditioning

    Due to population growth and industrial development, water consumption is projected to increase into the year 2050. As a result, more than 5 billion people are estimated to have challenges in accessing fresh water. Our technology allows for the reduction of water usage necessary to cultivate 1kg of lettuce to approximately one percent of conventional farming, and consequently contribute towards the alleviation of water shortage.

  • Decent Work and Economic Growth

    Decent Work and Economic Growth

    Technological Innovation Serving People

    Techno Farm Keihanna utilizes IoT and technology to reduce employee labor hours by approximately 50%, compared to conventional vertical farms. Integration of tech and human labor allows for reduction in work burden on the agricultural population, and keeps a corporate structure that is both comfortable to work and economically viable.

  • Reduction of Food Loss

    Reduction of Food Loss

    High Yield and High Standards of Hygiene

    Our lettuce boasts a very high yield rate, compared to the 50~60% yield rate of conventional farming, leading to great reduction in food loss. Furthermore, our high hygiene standards ensure extended freshness of our products, contributing to reduction of food waste as well.

Towards a Sustainable Future

  • Vertical Farm Educational Tours

    Vertical Farm Educational Tours

    We provide educational factory tours for schools and educational institutions. During these tours, children and students not only have a possibility to observe firsthand our vertical farm operations but are also exposed to and given an opportunity to think about global food and agricultural issues.

    *Currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Occupational Experience Programs

    Occupational Experience Programs

    We provide local junior high school students with opportunities for occupational experience at our vertical farm. Not only do the students build their understanding of vertical farm operations, the program also seeks to build their appreciation for work and its rewards.

    *Currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Textbooks and Educational ResourcesPublished by Kyoiku gageki

    Textbooks and Educational Resources

    We actively collaborate in the publication of educational resources and textbooks. Through the introduction of our vertical farm methods, we hope to further an understanding for our message for sustainable agriculture.

Sustainability社会活動

We value giving back to our community as our business continues to grow.

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