The way Jutebar contributes to the 17 Global Goals of Sustainable Development drawn up by the United Nations is directly/indirectly investing in sustainable projects in which, climate change, organic agriculture and poverty reduction play the leading role.
Climate change is one of the most important goals among the 17 Global Goals of Sustainable Development. Jutebar is producing jute products from jute. According to the different research findings, from jute the carbon footprint is low. Jute is a fast-growing field crop with a high carbon dioxide (CO2) assimilation rate. Jute plants clean the air by consuming large quantities of CO2, which is the main cause of the greenhouse effect. One hectare of jute plants can consume about 15 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and release about 11 tons of oxygen in the 100 days of the jute-growing season(Singh et al., n.d.). Studies also show that the CO2 assimilation rate of jute is several times higher than trees. The ecological footprint is low. Jute is traditionally farmed, it is grown in similar conditions to organic produce. As there is crop rotation, little or no pesticides are used and nothing is genetically modified. The water footprint is low. The global water supply is diminishing. Jute is mainly rain-feed unlike cotton (2.5% of the world’s water!)(Inagaki, 2000). Jutebar`s contentment is to be a part of these Global goals of sustainable living.
Organic agriculture is also Jutebar`s goal for sustainable living and it is established and proved that the method of jute cultivation is very organic. Jute is a Symbiotic crop. Jute generally grows in moist environments. Jute production actually returns nutrients to the soil and helps retain soil moisture. As with all types of fibre crop cultivation, however, there is both a right and a wrong way to cultivate jute. If jute is not grown sustainably by following basic practices like crop rotation, this crop could hurt the surrounding soil. While jute production generally does not necessitate the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, if cultivators of this crop use these toxic chemicals in their production processes, jute’s environmental impact can rapidly become negative. Jutebar is very much aware of crop rotation and helps farmers with the knowledge.
Poverty reduction is also one of our goals. Mostly, jute farmers and artisans are poor and they are not getting proper value for their labor. So, Jutbar took the initiative to guide them. Jutebar is creating opportunities for local jute cultivators by buying and exporting jute and jute products from the locals. Jutebar has always purchased jute and jute products directly from local farmers and artisans through Juteplus Bangladesh Limited which benefits the local farmers and artisans directly. Sadly, so far they have been deprived of a fair price by some sinister large privately owned company. Jutbar has opened the door to possibilities by providing these farmers and artisans with accurate pricing and transparent information on product management.