We Expect to Be a World Leader in Sustainability and Support the United Nations and Its Sustainable Development Goals

Gevo is a company built on sustainability, growth, improvement, and innovation. As such, our goals align closely with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations. Whether we are hiring new professionals, developing renewable energy solutions for our commercial plants, or working with the farmers to store carbon when growing our industrial corn feedstock, we are continually calibrating with the SDGs where Gevo aligns today—and seeking calibration with the SDGs where we can focus more attention. Gevo’s approach is holistic—aimed at strategies to make the workplace, our homes, our communities—our world—a healthier place for people to live, work, and play. Gevo’s approach to the workplace and to our products is the same: make them both practical and sustainable. As such, Gevo extends this approach across our entire ecosystem, by supporting the UN SDGs as indicated below:

SDG 5 Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls

We continue to hire and support women, particularly in key management roles.
Our policy is to work toward gender pay parity and we are on track to achieve it by 2030.
Our policies encourage remote work to help reduce the economic burdens of childcare and household management, which can drive women out of the workforce and widen income disparity between genders.
We sponsor and participate in the 50/50 Women on Boards program to help educate and advocate the movement toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards.
We formed a Gevo Women’s Group to grow and strengthen professional development and support for the female team members within Gevo.

SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy

One of our core business goals is lowering the carbon intensity of the liquid fuels we plan to bring to market.
Wind turbines provide renewable process energy at our development facility in Luverne, Minnesota.
New Net-Zero projects are expected to leverage renewable energy, such as wind turbines and renewable natural gas (RNG).
One of our core business goals is lowering the carbon intensity of the liquid fuels we plan to bring to market.
Wind turbines provide renewable process energy at our development facility in Luverne, Minnesota.
New Net-Zero projects are expected to leverage renewable energy, such as wind turbines and renewable natural gas (RNG).
Development continued on a 355,000 MMBtu per year dairy biogas project in Northwest Iowa, to capture methane gas previously released to the atmosphere (online and providing RNG to pipelines in June 2022).

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

We hire locally, contributing to local economies where we conduct business, and expect to continue those practices.
We will incentivize local farmers to use regenerative agricultural practices by creating a system that can pay them a premium for sustainably grown corn.
We comply with fair labor practices and foster a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
We continue to embrace remote work, which can reduce transportation emissions and provide flexibility to employees who need to balance work and home.

SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Our drop-in fuels are developed to allow end-users to continue to use internal combustion engines and existing fuel transportation and distribution infrastructure throughout the energy transition. This allows rural and underserved communities, which often lag behind cities in infrastructure upgrades, to participate in the energy transition.
We continue to build upon our research and development of renewable fuel and chemical technologies through patents and partnerships.

SDG 10 Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries

Our business model has the potential to redirect the focus of the food, energy, and transportation sectors away from fossil resources towards new natural resources with a focus on carbon-emission mitigation and improved efficiencies in those sectors—with the potential to improve positive economic results.
Our drop-in fuels are designed for low-cost, easy adoption in existing infrastructure around the world, while helping to reduce dependence on foreign energy imports.
Our fuels are expected to reduce CO, SOx and particulate pollution where they are used, helping to improve the health of populations around the globe.
Our business system encourages farmers to employ sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices through economic incentives that pay a premium for feedstocks that help lower carbon intensity. It also creates protein for the food chain and starch for our fuel and chemical production.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Our circular, sustainable business systems are designed to ensure we fully use our feedstock and we are constantly improving them to minimize waste.
We properly manage and dispose of hazardous chemicals.
We mitigate or eliminate emissions where feasible and properly manage our water use and disposal.
It’s a core function of our business system to ensure that farmers realize added value for producing lower-carbon crops.
Through Verity Tracking, we are developing a blockchain platform that tracks carbon intensity over the entire lifecycle of a product. This will ensure auditable data that will provide transparency and traceability of our product inputs used in the Argonne GREET model.
Through Verity, we are also planning to provide meaningful sustainability tracking for other businesses. This tracking function will allow those businesses to measure their impact through climate smart agricultural practices and the impact on their manufactured products through their own sustainability practices.

SDG 13 Climate Action

Our core business systems are designed to produce high-value nutritional products and liquid fuels that reduce carbon emissions in the food-chain and transportation industries.
As we move toward scaling production and commercialization of our liquid hydrocarbons, these products are expected to yield significantly lower GHG emissions when measured across the full lifecycle of their fossil-based equivalent products.

SDG 15 Life on Land

We are collaborating with farmers and incentivizing the implementation of sustainable and regenerative practices.
We are implementing renewable energy and exploring the expansion thereof into each aspect of our business system, where feasible.

SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals

We are developing the Verity Tracking blockchain system that uses distributed-ledger technology to create an immutable, auditable record that will help other companies understand and reduce the carbon intensity of their products.
We share our story to inspire other companies to adopt best practices for sustainability, increase transparency and take climate action.
We pursue collaborations with government regulators, universities, NGOs, and industry groups to develop regulations, legislation, technology, and accessibility to enable wider use of renewable energy and advocate for the expansion of carbon dioxide reduction (CDR) technologies and solutions that impact our business.
We have customer agreements that allow us to prosper as we pursue efforts that support a clean energy transition.